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

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Black Man and White Cop Tanka

written in response to the Derek Chauvin trial verdict for the killing of George Floyd and Joe Biden's remarks

for a moment
our country can breathe without fear ...
until somewhere
some young black man collides
with the shadow of a white cop

FYI:  ... This can be a giant step forward in the march toward justice in America. Let’s also be clear that such a verdict is also much too rare... excerpted from Remarks by President Biden on the Verdict.