How to Make Light of Darkness





in a world always half in darkness

your body may be soaked deep

in a wet nightmare, rotting



but your heart can roam

like a synchronous satellite

in the outer space, leaving

the long night far behind

as long as your heart flies fast



& high enough, you will live

in light forever







Yuan Changming







Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include eight chapbooks, ten Pushcart nominations, & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) & BestNewPoemsOnline, among 1,609 others across 44 countries.