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

Friday, May 14, 2021

No Strings Attached

a midnight cigarette
dangles from her mouth
I hold my breath
and the creaking door
for this high-heeled woman

I urinate
after cheap motel sex
the drip drip drip
of my midsummer dream
into a half-clogged toilet

Added: a sequel to Fire and Fury

Eve of Destruction

columns of tanks
along the Gaza border
street dogs howling

a tank gun
out of the smoke and dust
teens throwing rocks