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

Monday, March 1, 2021

The Edge Tanka

One Hundred Eighty-Third Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

in the clinic
on the edge of my chair
waiting for results
I'm alone, surrounded
by masked men and women

Added: One Hundred Eighty-Fourth Entry

even when I'm not alone ...
in TV's light
a masked patient grasps
for his last breath of faith

Added: inspired by the Loser-In-Chief 's "fiery speech" at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)

EXIT at the end
of a psych ward hallway
a Trump fan cries 
louder than his shadow
I'll beat them for a third time

Note: Trump then claimed that Biden did lose the White House in 2020 and floated another run for office. "Actually you know they just lost the White House, I may even decide to beat them for a third time," he said. Newsweek, Feb. 28 2021