10 Pandemic Haikus  

Thụ n Exryu USA

 

1.
Behind
this crooked mask
How long will a smile last?

2.
These eyes above the mask
guarantee
A beautiful face

3.
Why are the Covid-nineteen so stubborn?
Because
they are the oldest teenagers

4.
Encountering
pandemic
I must face it differently

5.
The oxygen that we breathe
Inevitably nourishes
Our tiny enemies

 

6.
Out of jail or hospital
He must keep his hands
clean

7.
Pandemic
kills
Olympics

8.
Sometimes
the air gives death,
not life

9.
How come a handshaking
ends
a friendship?

10.
Exercise
my elbow
for a good hug

Trần Thụ n

(5/2020)