Wednesday, August 18, 2021

A Room of My Own: A Moving US Plane Tanka

This Brave New World, XVII

to Joe Biden

last Americans
lifted off the embassy roof
in Saigon --
now some hundred Afghans
cling to a moving US plane

FYI: The Hill, August 17: Democrat on Biden's claim some Afghans didn't want to leave earlier: 'Utter BS'

Added: Two Hundred and Fifty-First Entry, Coronavirus Poetry Diary

I trust God
to be my shield and healer 
loud and louder ...
holding his cross, a patient stares
at masked doctors and nurses

AddedTwo Hundred and Fifty-Second Entry

lockdown lifted
boys and girls rolling downhill
into squeals of laughter 

AddedTwo Hundred and Fifty-Third Entry
written in response to Canadian snap pandemic election

crisscrossing from coast to coast 
Alpha, Beta, Delta ...

1 comment:

  1. Sky News, August 19: "National youth team footballer Zaki Anwari 'dies in fall from plane' at Kabul airport," accessed at