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

Sunday, May 17, 2020

No Pot and Smokes Tanka

Sixtieth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

stay at home 
no pot and smokes sold here...
this small Reserve
encircled by red dots
on the Covid-19 map 

FYI: APTN's National News, April 7, "Influx of non-residents chasing gas, smokes and pot putting First Nation communities at risk," and APTN's National News, May 13 (starting at 4:04).

Added: Sixty-First Entry

punched in the face
and knocked down to the ground
a Haida man
is told to Go back to China
while walking in Vancouver

PoemHunter, May 17 2020

FYI: Haida are a nation and ethnic group native to Haida Gwaii, an archipelago located off the west coast of Canada.