Wednesday, February 26, 2020

A Room of My Own: Dark Emptiness Tanka

dark emptiness
of tree-lined Wuhan streets
my life and dreams
shrink to the size
of a laptop screen

Note: The tanka above could be read as a prequel to the following tanka prose,

Not Again

Toronto’s Medical Officer of Health has issued an Extreme Cold Weather Alert today for Toronto in anticipation of colder weather conditions within the next 24 hours or longer.

behind my back
a group of teens yell
coronavirus coming...
in a world of one color
the weight of the wind

Chen-ou Liu

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