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Family Feud, or Coevolution

Family Feud, or Coevolution
By Xiaoyuan Yin

It flows from remote antiquity into unchronicled future ages:
Oceans and fresh continental shelves,
Nautiluses and sea scorpions,
Also, catfish and their ‘feathered prey’-- the pigeons;
Now it is between the inferno and moodiness lingering on the mind of a decadent
Every legend in the wind is but about you and her. A blacksmith shouts: “Sharpen thy canine teeth!
Tear apart thy foe, or thy owneth sanity!”

Slow down, you said, it is way larger than equilibrium distance between us, dust – harbinger of fate
Has foreboded the thorough downfall of food chains. He who to caves and the grasslands belongs
Will be left forlorn and defenseless;
Hurry up, you said otherwise this time, God is standing there in a pool of shimmering light, just among us
Endowing me with golden horns and hoofs, as if labeling me as inedible.

The hummingbird snuggles its head in pineapple flowers, like a beauty sits
In a haute couture dress, and grieves ceremoniously
-- You could never know, whether the ‘she’ of yours
Would have bloodthirsty fangs that fit your throat. It is not on today, though,
There is still time left… at this moment there is even a smiling air about her, reflected on her picturesque features

Withering water veins makes the story droop, while snarling sand scorches everything involved.
Among everything,
You vanish simultaneously into multi-dimensional coordinate spaces…
And before that
Highly similar speed and coincidental paths, which the researcher, apathetic and detached as he always was
Will never comprehend
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Xiaoyuan Yin

Chief protagonist of encyclopedic poetry writing in China, advocate of hermaphroditical characteristics in poetic creation. Epic Poet, author of 18 long narrative poems (up to 70 thousand lines) and 12 other series (physics, chemistry, biology, geography, geology, psychology, calligraphy, photography, musicology, geometry, atmospheric science, and information sciences) . Member of Translators Association of China and the Poetry Institute of China. Winner of the Best International Translator for 2008 of IPTRC, andthe Prize for Distinguished Translator in the 4th World Poetry Prizes Sponsored by Dr. Choi Laisheung. Editor of several official poetry magazines. Over two thousand poetic works have been published in Ottawa Weekend, North American Maple (Canada) , Aust Cai Hong Ying(Australian) , New World Poetry (U.S.A.) , Tong Hua Daily News(Tailand) , China Daily, Global Times, and various magazines in China. more…

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