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

Friday, April 15, 2022

Never Ever Again

The photogenic president is fun-loving and equipped with the gift of speech. The words roll off his tongue like liquid honey from a Mason jar. "This is the promised land big enough for everyone!" With his fist thumping in the winter air outside the Museum for Human Rights, he cries out to an admiring crowd against anti-Asian hate. Across the country, his words travel faster and last longer than his actions.

kung flu, kung flu ...
I unzip my skin
put on another