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

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

a haiku sequence written in the shadow of the Statue of Liberty against the twilight sky

July 4th parade
a pink-haired girl face to face
with the Trump cutout

Trump fans
outtrump one another

MAGA barbecue
the sheriff's mouth filthy
with shithole countries

firework-lit sky
in the detention window
a child's face

NeverEnding Story, July 4, 2018

Note: "MAGA," a hashtag favored by White House Reality Show host Donald Trump, stands for "Make America Great Again."