my destination was preset
you will receive a parcel
               by express.
It turns out

all too expressly, and
the sender was my parents
      who had wrapped themselves
                              inside already

Changming Yuan, four-time Pushcart nominee and author of Allen Qing Yuan, holds a PhD in English, teaches independently, and edits Poetry Pacific in Vancouver. Yuan’s poetry appears in 659 literary publications across 25 countries, including Asia Literary Review, Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Exquisite Corpse, LiNQ and London Magazine.