So long as you have ample blood
Filling in your cells, your heart
Will never fade
Within your fine structure
A rosy inner being:
Each sarcotesta is inflated
With juicy passion
Yuan Changming, 9-time Pushcart nominee and author of 7 chapbooks (including Wordscaping ), 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, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1179 others across 38 countries.