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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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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