Kanglong Gui / Poughkeepsie Day School, Poughkeepsie, NY

English Teachers: Jeffrey Fisher

<Vernal eyes>

Then came the spring,

And I went to the brook with a hammer

to pound the stream.

I bashed spring till I split

her scalp open--her eyes

filled with bitterest tears.

By the time pear trees blossom

and its white tongues licks the air,

spring has forgotten everything

and truly forgiven me.