by Yuan Changming
Another broken line of thought about the pandemic sweeping the whole world
Two worlds dueling fiercely against each other within every space
Three spirited dragons throwing fires from the sagging sky
Four dozen celled chips occupying all the brain circuits
Five scores of tsunamis of dark matter invading from beyond the universe
Six hundred inner black holes sucking reason and feeling alike
Seven thousand fishes keeping charging towards the beach
Eight million mosquitos roaring together more aloud than lions and tigers
Nine billion viruses struggling to come out of Pandora’s box with evils
Ten trillion zombies and vampires marching along each road and street
Jumping from deep waters & among muted echoes of its own calls
A whale sings: Time to wake up, time to wake up, damned Humans!
Yuan Changming hails with Allen Yuan from poetrypacific.blogspot.ca. Credits include Pushcart nominations and publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) & BestNewPoemsOnline, among others. Recently, Yuan served on the jury for Canada’s 44th National Magazine Awards (English poetry category). Nancy Andrews is an artist living outside of Philadelphia. Self taught in photography, she has been perfecting her images for over 15 years. Her subjects include abstracts, images inspired by nature, and observations of the world around her. Along with photography, she spends her days teaching art to little ones, playing ukulele and romping with her two little pups.