by Changming Yuan

Golden teeth glistening
In the mouth of the city
Silver clouds colliding
At the tongue tip of day.

Bite off all darkness
They whisper
And chew the light well.

Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Allen Qing Yuan, holds a PhD in English and works as a private tutor in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific. Yuan’s poetry appears in 639 literary publications across 25 countries, including Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry (2009, 2012), BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse and London Magazine. More at