Two Domestic Haiku
Although newly grown
Your teeth are strong enough to chew
All the hardest days
Dyed with the dark night
Your black pupils can see through
The sunlight's secrets
Changming Yuan, 8-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Landscaping (2013) grew up in rural China, holds a PhD in English, and currently tutors in Vancouver, where he co-edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan and operates PP Press. Since mid-2005, Yuan has published poetry in Asia Literary Review Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, London Magazine, Threepenny Review and 889 other literary journals/anthologies across 30 countries.