Issue 5 – Yuan

Changming Yuan

Y, Y

are you so obsessed
with this alphabet? it is
nothing but a plain letter

though it may sometimes get you high
high with your skin-colour
as yellowish as the bank of the Yangtze River
as young as a Yankee heart
while its sound can lead you
to the truth you are seeking, its shape
can grow into a huge yggdrasil
where your soul can perch
cawing towards the setting sun