yuan changming

Better not to end a sentence with a prep like ‘of’

I don’t remember when this rule I learned of


But since then I have become keenly aware of

The need to pay close attention to the grammar of


Every sentence I write in English, a language of

Choice over birth, which I did not begin until at age of


Nineteen to learn among heavily accented versions of

Mandarin practised on a Shanghai campus, a city of


Romantic or rhapsodic adventures. Yes, by definition of

Preposition, it is a function word expressing a relationship of


A name with another in most cases, & as the most common of

All preps, of denotes origin or cause with the shape of


O like a vagina to f— into, the two letters as the theme of

This poem, with many other political concerns or lack thereof 



Yuan Changming edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include Pushcart nominations, chapbooks, & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry & BestNewPoemsOnline, among others.