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

Saturday, August 7, 2021

A Fourth Wave Brewing

Two Hundred and Forty-Fifth Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

under the heat dome
face to face with banners
in red and blue:
go back to normal
covid is not over yet

sunlight flooding
through stained glass windows ...
from the rows
of masked congregants
a cough echoes

no mask
no contact tracing 
no quarantine ...
a heat mirage on the road
to Build Back Whatever 

AddedTwo Hundred and Forty-Sixth Entry

heat haze ...
beneath a willow's shade
mud-stained masks

AddedTwo Hundred and Forty-Seventh Entry

warehouse gossip
spreading aisle by aisle
new variant