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Y,Y Yeah, you are obsessed: with your yellowish skin, you are forever lost in your meditation within the shape of a wishbone, inside the broken wing of an oriental bird strayed, or in a larger sense, you look like the surfacing tail of a pacific whale who yells low, but whose voice reaches afar far beyond a whole continent, to a remote village near the yellow river, where you used to sunbathe rice stems, reed leaves, cotton skeletons with a fork made of a single horn-shaped twig before you fled the village, tightly yoked with the imbalance between yin and yang on the other side of this new world

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Author Notes Changming Yuan, seven-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Landscaping (2013), grew up in rural China but currently tutors in Vancouver, where he copublishes Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan and operates PP Press. With a Ph.D. in English, Yuan has recently been interviewed by [PANK], and had poetry appearing in Asia Literary Review, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Istanbul Review, London Magazine, Paris/Atlantic, Poetry Kanto, Poetry Salzburg, SAND, Threepenny Review, Two Thirds North and 779 other literary journals/anthologies across 28 countries.

Changming Yuan on the Web poetrypacific.blogspot.ca poetrypacificpress.blogspot.ca/ www.facebook.com/poetry.pacific

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