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

Saturday, April 4, 2020

A Tired Nurse Staring Tanka

the White House
encircled by the Great Wall
of N95 masks --
the face of a tired nurse staring
into the camera ... at Death

FYI: See Emma Loop's April 3 reportThousands Of Canadians Are Crossing The Border To Help The US Respond To The Coronavirus Outbreak: There are 1,500 to 2,000 health care workers living in Windsor, Ontario, who regularly cross the border to work in the Detroit area... Experts have said Detroit could become the next hot spot in the crisis, following cities like New York, where the outbreak has been called “apocalyptic.”

Note: This tanka could be read as a sequel to the 14th entry written in response to "No Canadian" Trending on Twitter

CovidiotInChief: plan to send troops along the US— — Canada border