Most of us have taken off our clothes
One layer after another
Just to show off our tattooed skin
As human’s most fashionable garments

While others are using screens of all sizes
Like shredded patches of shroud
To wrap their minds dry and tight
As if they were corpses of Egyptian pharaohs

About the Author: Changming Yuan, author of Chansons of a Chinaman and 4-time Pushcart nominee, grew up in rural China and published several monographs before moving to North America. Currently Yuan teaches in Vancouver and has had poetry appearing in over 400 literary publications worldwide, including Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Cortland Review, Exquisite Corpse and RHINO.