On the Freeway (Yuan Changming)

Verity La Heightened Talk

Driving through a forest
I saw a deer
Standing alone still
Like what I wish to watch:
Every human is so busy
Passing by

Changming Yuan, a nine-time Pushcart nominee and author of seven chapbooks, started to learn the English alphabet at age 19 and published monographs on translation before moving out of China. With a PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver, and has poetry appearing in Best Canadian Poetry (2009, 12, 14)BestNewPoemsOnline, LiNQ, Threepenny Review and 1209 other publications across 38 countries.