For Qi Hong: Setting Off Once Again

How come I seldom dream, you once complain
But before returning to Songzi, where we grew
Up together, you did have one, & one in which
You run after me to catch a last bus at twilight

You ask me to interpret this dream, hopefully
Like a fortune teller or Freudian psychologist
& all I have to say is it is an auspicious one
For any fast-moving vehicle in a dream means

A solid progress in life. Given the way I led you
Closely hand in hand, we’re meant not only to join
Truth in a Platonic relationship, but as a true
Couple eager to get onto the bus to happiness

Yuan Changming hails with Allen Yuan from https://poetrypacific.blogspot.ca. Credits include Pushcart nominations, besides appearances in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) & Best New Poems Online, among others. Recently, Yuan published his eleventh chapbook Limerence, and served on the jury for Canada’s 44th National Magazine Awards (poetry category).

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