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

Monday, March 15, 2021

The Queen and Meghan Tanka

written in response to Charlie Hebdo's cartoon cover 

on the cover
the Queen pins Meghan down
with her knee --
a black man groans
everything is now satire 

FYI: Magazine cover showing Queen Elizabeth II kneeling on Meghan's neck sparks outrage, NBC News., March 13

The image in French magazine Charlie Hebdo is a cartoon recreation of George Floyd's death when a Minneapolis police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes.