Matrimony

on a sunny rainy afternoon
walking alone along a wornout path
i overheard a newly old couple
trying to talk into another honeymoon
yes, marriage is a closed castle
those outside long to get in
while those inside eager to get out
no, marriage is the tip of a fried chicken wing
you get little meat from between the bones
but you do not just want to throw it away yet

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ABOUT THE POET ~
Mike Yuan, also known as Yuan Zhengming in Chinese, is a 5-time Pushcart nominee and author of two poetry collections. Growing up in a remote and impoverished village in central China, Mike received his post-secondary education in Shanghai and Tianjin, worked as a college lecturer and published several monographs in addition to many journal articles before moving to Canada as an international student. With a PhD in English from the University of Saskatchewan, Mike currently lives and works as a property manager in Vancouver. Since mid-2005, Mike Yuan has had poetry appear in more than 700 literary magazines and anthologies across 27 countries.


Last updated August 04, 2013