The letter comes from a far country
on an early April evening, when 
the moon is full
and stars run quietly.

The good earth, bored with the fecund 
promise of spring, works 
on the fetid 
memory of the lost.

I stand and watch, in the mute anticipation 
of the more theatrical, 
something of Homeric proportions;
nothing happens tonight, 
silence has sealed the wet lips of wandering poets.


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Aiden Heung

Aiden Heung is a native Chinese poet born and raised on the edge of Tibetan Plateau. He holds an MA in literature at Tongji University in Shanghai where he currently works and lives. His poems have been published in many online and offline magazines, most recently in New English Review, Literary Shanghai, The Shanghai Literary Review, A Shanghai Poetry Zine, Eunoia Review, The Thirty West Publishing house, Anak Sastra, Ink in Thirds Magazine and The Laterals Magazine where he’ll be featured. He writes both in English and Chinese.