Vigiling: for Qi Hong — Yuan Changming
I get up to greet the morning glow On this side of the planet when it’s high Time for you to go to bed on the other
Or, you rise to embrace the rising sun
Just when I begin to feel lost at twilight
Beyond the pacific.
Living in opposite Time-zones, we keep vigil for each other: While I follow your day like your shadow Or a true fragment left over from last night You are always there to prevent darkness From invading my daydream To ensure we both Have plenty of sunlight even at midnight
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).