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

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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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