The A1 Haiku: Power’s trips

By Thomas Gaulkin | November 30, 2022

Modified photo (Original: LatakiaHill / Wikimedia – CC BY-SA)

Every so often, a story published on the front page of the New York Times is so well written, meaningful, and appropriate to the Bulletin’s concerns that small snippets of it, properly chosen and arranged, produce something more than journalism, something that approaches … poetry. That blessed coincidence occurred November 28, 2022.

We suspect it’ll occur again.

Fatal Fire Spurs Unrest in China Over ‘Zero Covid’

(from the original by Chris Buckley, Vivian Wang, Chang Che and Amy Chang Chien)

faulty power strip,
angry streets in the city—
fire erupted

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