Puzi

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On this street there is an elderly, female scavenger.
Her age and appearance are similar to my mother.
White hair and humpback- she scavenges with her bare hands.
Every time I see her walking towards me,
I want to get close to her, but fear that I’d see her wrinkles.

At night, I hold a stack of newspaper and wait for her.
She does not appear, and I suddenly panic.

拾荒老婦 (1)

這一條街有一位拾荒老婦
年齡 身影與母親相仿
幡白的髮 駝背的身軀 沿街徒手拾荒
每次看到她步履蹣跚的走來
想靠近她 又害怕清晰看見她滿面星霜

傍晚 拿一疊報紙等在她會經過的地方
她一直沒有出現 莫名的我感到慌
©Puzi (朴子)

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In the beginning, business is good for the bakery
The bread is solid and tastes good
Later, the owner begins to cut corners
Business as usual, but more profit

Even later, he cuts more corners
Until the customers leave
And the bakery closes

千強麵包店

一開始生意強強滾
麵包厚實口感又好
之後老闆偷了一點料
生意沒差 利潤更多

再之後 他又逐步偷工減料
直到顧客逐漸散去
直到關店倒閉
©Puzi (朴子)

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Don’t you wish to see your son?
How come every time he comes back, you are always yelling at him
And you drifted apart
Isn’t that ironic?

某父子

你不是希望孩子回來嗎
怎麼他一回來你總是斥退他
不歡而散 漸行漸遠
這不是很矛盾嗎
©Puzi

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It is not easy to get along with your spouse,
especially when you come from different family background
Your opinions will be different

For daily routines,
The decisions she make, if you agree, praise, if you don’t, just approve
These are small routines that do not matter
Reduce conflicts and arguments to get…

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I walk you to the road
And remind you again to walk along the sidewalk
Instead of dark alley, because it’s dark and easy to trip

I see you walk across the street, then to the corner,
Then your blue bag gradually disappear through the corner

兒子 (6)

送你到馬路
再一次的叮嚀 順著大馬路的人行道走
不要走暗巷捷徑 那裡光線不好容易絆倒

看你過馬路 看你走到轉角
看你最後消失在角落的藍色書包
©Puzi

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Our efforts and achievements
Before they are recognized
Before they are hindered by regret and remorse
One day will see great bounties

辛勞 功勞

我們的辛勞 功勞
在回報沒有兌現之前
如果沒有先心生怨懟 嘆息把它吹散
有一天一定會有豐厚的回報
©Puzi

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Friendliness is a medicine
That cures the minds of people

Friendliness of a doctor is a remedy
That cures our worrying faces

友善是一帖良藥,
療癒人跟人之間的心情

醫生的友善更是一帖特效藥,
瞬間治好我們惶恐的病容
©Puzi

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If I have a few days off, I would go back to Chiayi
And wait for a thunder rain in the afternoon

When the rain stops and when the air is fresh
I can see my father, in good health
Riding his bike on the street of Puzi
Ah, the rainy season of Chiayi–Tainan Plain

期待

如果能有幾天假期 我要回嘉義
等待一場午後的雷陣雨

雨過天晴 空氣清新
看見身體硬朗的父親
騎著單車在朴子的街道繞呀繞
啊 嘉南平原的雨季
©Puzi

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Mother said:
If we do not look down on the poor
Then we won’t feel lowly in front of the rich.

母親說:
如果我們沒有看不起窮人
我們就不會在有錢人的面前感到卑微
©Puzi

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Puzi

Puzi

I enjoy modern music, NBA, reading and writing. I am a sales manager of a trading company in Taiwan.