Standing Still for Survival Long long before long ago, Earth Was originally set within a koru Unfurling at every antlike moment Directly towards the sun, until Now it is too overloaded With evil spirits & viruses To continue revolution as it Tries to return to itself
Yuan Changming started to learn the English alphabet at age nineteen and authored monographs on translation before leaving China. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include Pushcart nominations and appearances in the Best Canadian Poetry & BestNewPoemsOnline, among others. Recently, Yuan published a Chinese poetry collection 《袁昌明诗选》(Selected Poems of Yuan Changming).
[image: An unfurling silver fern frond | Jon Radoff, CC BY 2.5]