For Example

          The sun never set within the British territories
          The yingzheng of Qin burned all the bamboo books
          And buried all the Confucianists alive; the other
          Partner-quantum is intricately entangled somewhere
          On the other side of the world; the aliens are
          Travelling in and out of the hollowed moon
          The American super-soldier fucked every
          Female in the village; the mers is plaguing
          The old soul right now; Greece’s debt became
          A huge crisis for all Europe; as many as
          Eighty million Chinese males can never hope
          To find their own sexual partners; the ants
          Invade your house in June and October every
          Year; certain words grouped together can
          Win a fame forever; it’s never explained
          Why the main character came to town, while
          An ant is trying to push a water droplet home…


Yuan Changming, nine-time Pushcart nominee and author of seven chapbooks, most recently Wordscaping (Fowlpox Press, 2016). He currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1209 others across 38 countries.
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