Deep Feel by Yuan Changming

I love my native country 
As vehemently  
As I detest its culture
I love my father
As much
As I dislike his personality
I love my son
As greatly
As I deplore his lifestyle
I love my selfhood
As dearly as the whole human race
As I despise its animalness 
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About the Poet:

Yuan Changming  published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. Currently, Yuan edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, eight chapbooks  & publications in Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) & Best New Poems Online, among 1,619 others across 43 countries. 

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