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Some Day | A Poem by Changming Yuan

The gunfire will finally stop, and this
Evil war will come to an end
When the bloody scenes are all
Replaced by parties of laughter

Some day the sun will fight its way
Out again and disperse every
Dark cloud and shadow, driving
This rainy season beyond our wet dreams

Some day this heavy smog will be
Torn away by numerous angry hands as
Fresh air comes to fill in all the lungs
And blue shades inflate the whole sky

Some day they will discover or invent
The right recipes for these diseases
Plaguing young and old, restoring wellbeing
To both humans and animals; yes, some day

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Yuan Changming, 9-time Pushcart nominee and author of 7
chapbooks (including Wordscaping [2016]), 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 1199 others across 38 countries.



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