Double Destinations

By Changming Yuan 


originated in the east
a horizontal line
kept moving towards the west
point by point
until it rose, standing straight
like the axis of the earth
to be identical with the first person singular
with or with out a serif at the top
with or without a support at the bottom
until 1 and i became one and the same
presenting itself as a unity
one that is its own factorial
its own square, its own cube, the identity
For multiplicities, derived from tai chi or nothingness
First of all there was, there has been


I tried to join
the songs of birds
or clouds
but both
birds and clouds
turned me down
so I kept
flying like a bird
with songs held in my heart
and singing like a cloud
with my spirits drifting under the sun

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