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

Monday, September 25, 2023

Anything new, is anything new?

Another round of tech layoffs after tech layoffs. Unseasonably cold spring weather now grips the city.

The food bank lineup curls around the street corner. This burden of silence between my former colleague, gazing at frost on the ground, and me, staring at the late afternoon sky.

trapped again
in this endless meantime ...
my past is dying
yet a new life can't be born
in this Promised Land

Ribbons, 19:2, Spring/Summer 2023