You Know How Many Bad Habits You Have? – Yuan Changming

How many? Including shortcomings
Weaknesses, character flaws and
Ugly birthmarks, they are as many
As the countless stars on a mid-summer
Night. Really? I am so very sorry!

There is still one good thing you do have, though
Which is? Your heart is always full of sunlight

Every day when you rise with the sun, all
The stars vanish into my dream of last night



Yuan Changming currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver; credits include ten Pushcart nominations, the Naji Naaman’s Literary Prize 2018, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1,469 others worldwide.

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