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

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Onslaught Tanka

Forty-Third Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary, written on the day of  the US hitting one million confirmed cases and for Dr. Lorna M. Breen, medical director of the emergency department at New York-Presbyterian Allen Hospital, who committed suicide last Sunday

onslaught of patients
wheeled into the ER
in the fray
She tried to do her job
and it killed her...

NeverEnding Story, April 29 2020

FYI:   Caroline Orr's National Observer analysis on April 29, COVID-19 kills in many ways': The suicide crisis facing health-care workers

Front-line health care workers bear constant witness to the human toll of the #coronavirus pandemic. And all too often, they become part of it. -- RaShall Brackney