My Crow

By Changming Yuan

Still, still hidden

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


Changming Yuan, author of Chansons of a Chinaman and 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 poetry appear in nearly 470 literary journals/anthologies across 19 countries, including Asia Literary  Review, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine, Poetry Kanto, Poetry Salzburg, SAND and Taj Mahal Review.

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