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

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Canadian Dream

a haiku sequence for Sam Roberts who once said, "I went out on the street today, the Canadian Dream was as far away as it's ever been..."

I used to be...
at the corners of his mouth
saliva stains

job hunting ...
shadows of a maple
across the dew

this promised land ...
each of his last words
drips with anger

NeverEnding Story, April 29, 2015