the waves surging towards the seashore
not unlike my spirits
the seashore embracing the waves
not unlike your arms
a whale seems trying to jump above the water
like what is not supposed to be unlike
•••Changming Yuan grew up in rural China, and currently teaches writing in Vancouver. Yuan’s poems appear in Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry (2009), Cortland Review, Exquisite Corpse, London Magazine and nearly 200 other literary publications worldwide; his first collection Chansons of a Chinaman was recently released by Leaf Garden Press.