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Y: Yellowish Musings

by Changming Yuan


Gold, lemon, butter, rapeseed flowers:


Pre-positioned, you function to lead

A whole column of evils as in the yellow

Peril, bastards, bellies, dogs, fish, guts

Journalism, heels, even men and pups


After words, you will become as noble

As imperial, as royal, or as Chinese

Yellow. That makes all the difference


Between a noun and an adjective

Between Chinese and English