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

Tuesday, September 26, 2023

In the Quiet All Alone

love’s not meat nor drink ... 
her farewell like cactus spines
piercing thoughts
of our time together
during the pandemic

Sitting for hours on the edge of this self-isolated world, a rented room of 600 square feet, I stare at its fifth corner—the one that once held our dream, now cracked.