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

Sunday, February 7, 2021

Fight Like Hell

written in response to the upcoming Senate impeachment trial of the Inciter-in-Chief, Donald Trump

in the window
of the House chamber
blood stains 
down the central aisle

lines of policemen
before the Capitol
an honor guard
carries an urn up the steps 
to rest in the Rotunda

at Mar-a-Lago 
the Loser-in-Chief
doomscrolls through news
of his impeachment trial

blindfolded Justice
holds her scales and sword
in morning chill
Trump fans and foes shouting
take back OUR country

FYI: Trump legacy: Personal responsibility is for suckers and GOP means "Grievances On Parade,"Jill Lawrence, USA Today, Feb. 8: Trump's Senate impeachment trial and fake victims Josh Hawley and Marjorie Taylor Greene symbolize the Republican descent into whiny entitlement.

Added: One Hundred Seventy-Seventh Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary, written on the eve of the Senate impeachment trial and in response to the "Trumphole dilemma" (Liu-esque equivalent of "alcohol dilemma," coined and copyrighted by this Trumpholic poet)

each word I write
about the Loser-in-Chief
morphs into red spikes ...
my quarantined mind mismatched 
with the mouth of my Muse