Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Still, hidden still
Behind old shirts and pants
Like an inflated sock
Hung on a slanting coat hanger

With a prophecy stuck in its throat

Probably too dark or ominous
To yaw, even to breathe

No one knows when or how

It will fly out of the closet, and call.

About Changming Yuan:
Changming Yuan, co-author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Three Poets (2011) as well as a 4-time Pushcart nominee, grew up in rural China and published several monographs before moving to Canada. With a PhD in English, Yuan teaches independently in Vancouver and has had poetry appearing in nearly 450 literary publications across 18 countries, including Asia Literary Review, Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine, Poetry Kanto and Poetry Salzburg.

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