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

Sunday, October 3, 2021

The Weight of Fear

bust another house party
at an Airbnb
to get infected 

a long lineup
at the mobile clinic
two young men
with masks under their chins
laughing at each other

delta surging
and antibodies waning ...
I escape
into the crawl space 
of ten-year-old me