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

Monday, December 14, 2020

None of us want to be martyrs

hospital window
the Maple Leaf flying
at half-mast

I'm starving. Thirsty. Tired. I wore my N95 mask for ten hours straight. Careful to conserve my #PPE ..., her last tweet has gone viral. Now, this dedicated nurse, a mother of two girls, becomes a dot added to the heat map of covid-19 confirmed cases and deaths.

Haiku Canada Review, 14:2, 2020