Four and Twenty of the Week, August 24

Within an Open Bottle

Bees die while charging towards light
Flies survive by fleeing into darkness
What, what
If the empty bottle rotates?

Changming Yuan

Changming Yuan, two-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009), grew up in rural China, lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, and has published poetry in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, London Magazine, and others.
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One Response to Four and Twenty of the Week, August 24

  1. Karina Pretto says:

    This is perfect. To me, it incorporates everything that a short poem should. It doesn’t feel rushed or condensed… it feels as if it is exactly the length it should be.

    The dichotomy of life and death isn’t really a dichotomy at all.

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