Poetry: "Dataism" and "Avihs || Vishnu"

Dataism

1/ The End of a Beginning

Given each organism as a biochemical algorithm Your life is a programmed process proving Your consciousness is actually far less Valuable than a fucking Frankenstein’s AI

2/ The Beginning of an End

Through human-computer interface My mind has become part of a robot While the robot part of me

As data exchanges with my consciousness Or flow between each other on their own Where can I find my true self?

Avihs || Vishnu

Mornings || they disperse || beyond || the corn Fields, || separately. || Sunday

She || throws

Her partner’s computer || (midnight) Into the garage.|| George ||who In many || a city || upgraded || his software

Upgraded || hers. They will || stop over || an island Separately.|| Your son

Hated || all || mushrooms George mentions – do you recall || yourself? To a single mind,|| their spirits || evaporate

Yuan Changming has published monographs on translation before leaving his native country. Currently, Yuan lives in Vancouver, where he edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan. Credits include ten Pushcart nominations, Best of the Best Canadian Poetry (2008-17) and BestNewPoemsOnline, among others. Read his blog!