Sunday, April 4, 2021

A Room of My Own: A Crown of Thorns Tanka

This Brave New World, II
written on Easter Sunday

I close my heart
to this snow-on-snow world
of anti-Asian hate ...
in the corner of my mind
the man with a crown of thorns

Added: This Brave New World, III

Jesus Paid It All
drifting from the white church ...
on the street corner
an old Asian-looking man
wears a crown of thorns

FYI: We essentially have White evangelicals, somewhere around 8 in 10, supporting the president, standing by their candidate, standing by their man...

-- excerpted from "2020 Faith Vote Reflects 2016 Patterns," NPR, November 8,2020

Added: This Brave New World, IV

in the bullseye
Chinatown's stone lions ...
twilight chill

Note: The following is the first entry of my new poetry diary, This Brave New World:

outside the store
an Asian woman kicked
by white men ...
a security guard shakes his head
then closes the entrance door


  1. Why a human can be so cruel ... ?

    Blessed Easter, Chen-ou Liu