Five Poems

    By Yuan Changming

    Flappy Mephlapperson

    Like that tracking device
      Tied on your fluffy back is my soul
     A chip implanted deep
       Into yours. What keeps us
     Migrating from country to country
     Without a passport, from day to day
      Without a visa is our integrated soul
         Trying to find its way to our ultimate home
    In the outer space beyond our cuckooish reality

    In the outer space beyond our cuckooish reality
          Trying to find its way to our ultimate home
       Without a visa is our integrated soul
      Without a passport, from day to day
     Migrating from country to country
      Into yours. What keeps us
      Is a chip implanted deep
     Tied on your fluffy back is my soul
     Like that tracking device

    Rain: an Anti-Pollution e.Pictographic Poem

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    1 1 1
    1 1 1

    Global Warning

    Slowly, but surely
    Shaking off blue glaciers
      Together with pale sunshine

    The Rocky Mountain is getting ready
     To roar down from above
      Mists and treetops

      Like an alien bear stalking
    Behind swarms of colourful visitors as their shadows
      Darken the entire Columbia ice field
    Ecology in Daoist Harmony: Man & Nature

    One Way // One Innerself
    Two opposites // body vs soul
    Four seasons // four limbs
    Five elements // five senses
    Seven days // seven emotions (sins?)
    Twelve months // twelve energy channels
    Twenty four hours (or solar terms) // twenty four spine vertebrae
    Thirty hundred sixty five days // so many meridian points in a human body

    All so exactly correlated, corresponding, cooperative
    To be balanced as if between yin and yang

    Pigeons vs Wolves

    Their shit falling on every square &
    Statue in the city, too many pigeons have ruined
    The land- & mindscapes, while wolves are driven
    Farther & farther into wildness, breaking
    The food chain & even the whole ecosystem

    Go away, Pigeons! We have had enough symbolic
    Peace (& real war), but welcome back, Wolves!
    Together with you might there be fewer elks
    Coyotes, but more foxes, more rabbits, while
    More trees like poplars & willows can return

    Summer Emergency

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    Yuan Changming hails with Allen Yuan from poetrypacific.blogspot.ca. Credits include 12 Pushcart nominations & 11 chapbooks (most recently LIMERENCE) besides appearances in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) & BestNewPoemsOnline, among 1909 others. Yuan both served on the jury and was nominated for Canada’s National Magazine Awards (poetry category).

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