Sonnet to the Other Side of Night

Author(s) : Yuan Changming,
poetry, issue-four

Since yester twilight
Along the borderline of darkness
With fits of thirst & hunger
Among storms of pain
Under attacks of evil spirits & viruses
Between interludes of insomnia
Beyond both hope & expectation

At the depth of darkness
Amidst the nightmare
Through one tiny antlike moment
After another…
Against deadly despair
Until awakening
To the first ray of dawn


Yuan Changming hails from . Credits include Pushcart nominations as well as publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17), & BestNewPoemsOnline, among others.