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

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Day and Night, And Yet

One Hundred Ninety-First Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

at the rally
tens of thousands shout
no more lockdowns ...
flies bouncing around
inside an empty bottle

in this beach motel
for two weeks
the seawall of silence
between me and shadows

Added: One Hundred Ninety-Second Entry, written in response to the new report details 'disturbing rise' in anti-Asian hate crimes in Canada, CTV News, March 23

an old Asian man
knocked down by white men
one-day-old headline
replaced by mass-shooting news
as usual, life goes on ...