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

Monday, July 26, 2021

Bitter Sting Tanka

Two Hundred and Thirty-Ninth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

the bitter sting 
of late night black coffee ...
for weeks without thoughts
of touching myself

AddedTwo Hundred and Fortieth Entry

Grand Re-Opening
bikini-clad mannequins
watch a masked man

AddedTwo Hundred and Forty-First Entry

No Mask banners 
high above a phalanx
of protesters ...
a masked teen holds his hand
in an L shape near his face 

FYI: The hand gesture, widely used by teens,  in Ls 4&5 means the Loser.