Chen-ou Liu's Translation Project: First English-Chinese Haiku and Tanka Blog

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Bitter Place and Broken Dream

A Tanka Sequence

our skin
is the scarlet letter
on this chilly night
a man with his hands up

columns of smoke
from a commercial strip
the banner
Black Lives Matter
stained with mud and blood

Atlas Poetica, 21, 2015