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

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Somewhere, Nowhere Tanka

power lines
droop across the main street
strewn with rubble
a stray with its head down
wandering somewhere, nowhere



Added:

with toy guns and sticks
a line of neighborhood boys 
saluting soldiers
at the self-made "checkpoint"
under Kharkiv's twilight sky


Added: written in response to LA Times, July 26: Trump hints at third presidential run in first Washington visit since leaving office

a third run ...
murmurs of assent ripple through
the psych ward longue