Dong Li

when it is time
May 25, 2022 Li Dong

when it is time


you pass that bridge
as you pass a welter of bridges
and you are there as you are
you leave nothing behind
and you look back to the sky
whose blue recalls all blues
and departures
you have faced
you wave your hand
and it is becoming light

Dong Li was born and raised in P.R. China. A poet of the lost world. He has poems in Cincinnati Review, Conjunctions, Kenyon Review, and others. His works have been translated into German and have appeared in manuskripte (Austria) and Neue Rundschau (Germany).