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

Monday, September 4, 2023

High-Rise Shadows Haiku

Bootstrap Fables, I
written on Labor Day

last bus ride
high-rise shadows drifting
across this temp's face

Added: Bootstrap Fables, II

in Doers we Trust.
you drink coffee for lunch;
you follow through
on your follow through ...
in the ad this workman's look

Added: Bootstrap Fables, III

this chance encounter
with my walmart colleague
at a foodbank
our small talk shifts from food
to rent to renoviction