Issue 4,  Poetry

Beyond Time by Yuan Changming

It took hundreds… of thousands …of years
For …homo erectus to evolve …into sapiens
And longer …for chimpanzees to …erectus 

But …engineering ourselves …by way of
Biochemistry… cyborg and… AI, we are
Upgrading …ourselves into… godlings – all it

Takes… will be just half a century …where science
Beats gods …and devils, saints and ghosts alike… at
Only …a fraction of no time, when a whim …pops up
For a human …to go back …to a wild animal, again

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Yuan Changming published monographs on translation before leaving China. Currently, Yuan lives in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan; credits include ten Pushcart nominations, the 2018 Naji Naaman’s Literary Prize, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline and 1,489 others worldwide.  

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