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

Thursday, November 5, 2015

To be alive is to have scars, A Haibun

Another day begins in this attic apartment. A patch of sunlight on the floor and coffee mug rings still visible on the desk. Books are stacked from floor to ceiling. Loneliness so crowds this room that its walls are worn thin on the edge of bursting.

snow starts to fall ...
I stare at a pile
of dirty dishes

Cattails, September 2015