China Haikus

FLIGHT

The ride is quite long
you spend too much time thinking
weighing down the glide

VIEW

From hotel window
a flock of white birds in flight
dance my tired eyes

LIGHTS

Unknown city glow
before the day gets going
deep breath heartbeat thump

LAG

Wearing same old jeans
I make my way to breakfast
wishing for more sleep

WALL

Saw it in pictures
read about it in school books
walked in real life

PASSAGE

Traversing old walls
sturdy made with heavy brick
deepens the lessons

UPSTREAM

Swallowed a fish bone
could not breathe, for a moment
food chain uprising

LAVISH

Food spins the table
plentiful plate upon plate
have yet to sit down

RISE

Morning in Nanjing
man on bike lifts the curtain
sunshine weaves its way

RUSH

Man arrives early
already so impatient
to get on to next

BLUR

Scooters roll on by
An onslaught from here and there
we’re all on the ride

STAY

Asked for late checkout
no alarm necessary
overslept, of course

Jeffrey Yamaguchi | @jeffyamaguchi

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