by “Lice Brews” Ueda

Pressing pestering—
persistenttly insisting,
irritating fly.


          by “Lice Brews” Ueda

Bike riding over
the crinkle of fallen leaves,
o, warm aroma.

“Lice Brews” Ueda is a haiku writer of the small.


          by “Wired Clues” Abe

A jet’s giant cone,
right at the skyscraper’s height—
going down to land?

“Wired Clues” Abe is a haiku writer touched by technology.


Chinese Harvests Ruined
          by Lu “Reed ABCs” Wei

Torrential rains and heavy flooding, pests and widespread drought;
from China;s south to China’s north, the people do without.
Evacuees from damaged homes and flooded lands approach
four million people near the Yangtze River’s raging flows.
The flood has ruined bridges, roads, debris-choked waterways.
Three Gorges Dam, some in Wuhan, say they’ve o[ened sluice gates.
Up north, wheat crops were hit by drought, as well as soy and corn;
and, in addition, locusts hit, along with army worms.
Down south some farmers say their crops are drowning under floods.
With great demand for food, can they produce the wanted goods?


Hong Kong’s Apple Daily Crashed
          By Lu “Reed ABCs” Wei

The Chinese Communists can’t tolerate sweet freedom’s dome.
On Monday morning, Jimmy Lai was whisked off from his home.
Then hundreds of police descended on Next Digital,
headquarters of the Apple Daily, Hong Kong’s regional.
More than two hundred stormed the paper’s printing premises;
the Chinese Communists attacked their Hong Kong nemesis.
Brave Ryan Law, the editor-in-chief, filmed a live feed,
that streamed across the Internet, to show the dastard deed.
The searchers at the offices were crude, rude and uncouth.
“But still we will go on,” one said, “they cannot stop the truth.”

Lu “Reed ABCs” Wei is a poet of China.


Azar in Taipei
          by Si Celebrade Wu

Taipei, on Monday, Alex Azar met with officers,
the US Secretary Health and Human Services,
the highest meeting of the US for some forty years,
in ref’rence to coronavirus data, truth and fears.

In Global health security, the US is concerned,
as yet, the Chinese have not been forthcoming with the World.
Taiwan has been collab’rative, transparent, in reports,
unlike clandestine CCP, disguising Wu Flu’s source.

As the pandemic rages round the planet, as of yet,
the CCP has not revealed th’ initial isolate.
Instead, the Chinese mobilize invasion craft upon
the coast of China opposite the island of Taiwan.

Si Celebrade Wu is a poet of independent New Millennial Taiwan. Taiwan is a nation of 23,000,000. This week the number of covid-19 cases worldwide passed 20,000,000 with over 740,000 deaths. Bill Gates decried what he called overtesting for the disease. The nations with the most deaths, 20,000 or more, include: 1) US, 2) Brazil, 3) Mexico, 4) UK, 5) India, 6) Italy, 7) France, 8) Spain, and 9) Peru. One wonders if the more open societies are more transparent with their data.


The Belarus Election, 2020
          by Edewic Belarus
          “They refused to show me the body.”
              —mother of 25-year-old protestor who died

Authorities in Belarus arrested thousands when
dictator strongman Lukeshenko one his race again.
The president since 1994, he was declared
election victor, when vote tallies fairly fast were aired.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya, his main opponent, fled
to Lithuania. The good news was she was not dead.
But one man died in protests, twenty-five, a young adult.
There really was no doubt about what would be the result.
Svetlana Tikhanovskaya urged fellow citizens
beware the statist communist totalitarians.

Edewic Belarus is a poet of Belarus. Belarus is a country of around 9,000,000. Svetlana Tikhanovskaya’s husband is in prison, from whence she took over his campaign. He still is in prison.


          by Uwe Carl Diebes

He heard the quiet clopping, tires on the cobblestone.
He rode along the street; he was alone, yes, quite along.
He rode in darkness past the lampposts lit in ebony.
It was quite difficult to drive. It was so hard to see.
He came at last to Hinkelstrasse. Carefully he moved.
He watched the autos go along. Few came, and he approved.
What would he find here in the darkness. What could he observe.
He wondered what would next appear, as he rode round the curve.
He wandered down the city street. He paused to take it in.
And then he traveled on. He was unsure where he had been.

Uwe Carl Diebes is a poet of Austria, Switzerland and Germany.


A Quiet, Subtle Exodus
          by Dic Asburee Wel
          “You got to come back…I’ll cook!”
              —NY Guv Andrew Cuomo

“It’s been insanely busy,” Ross, of Roadway Moving, said:
a mad rush for the exits—many citizens have fled.
Blood-spilling, shooting, killing, looting frightens some away;
as well as covid-19 deaths; some do not want to stay.
Apparently some moving companies are overwhelmed.
A few New Yorkers want to get out of this “pell-mell hell”.
According to Moon Salahie, they’re fleeing it “in droves”.
The avalanche is going, growing faster than in-flows.
But there is little movement from Park or Fifth Avenue;
those folks have second homes that they can always go off to.

Dic Asburee Wel is a poet of New York.


Before the US Election, 2020
          by Usa W. Celebride
          “…the Republic summons…the mausoleum in her heart.”
              —Robert Lowell

The Be El Mob had toppled Washington and Jefferson.
The subway riders fear for health and safety on each run.
The Elevated IRT on Third…still…loaded…Trump.
Across Manhattan businesses are being boarded up.

The rioters and looters groan. They slum and slam on want.
In New York City, Roosevelt’s removed, in Frisco Grant.
Heat, heat, in burning heat, the whe-els keep on turning hot.
The charring stars are churning in the cosmic-chaos got.

Con-spi-r-ing to tear the land a-part in deed and law,
the vultures circle, Wall Street, High Tech, Mainstream Media.
The nation splits, some Biden time’s deep-state senility,
the moon’s cold, empty heart of stone sees no tranquility.

Usa W. Celebride is a poet of the United Staes of America.