Winter Meditations


At dusk, I fossilize
In the lava of shadow.
Struck by a bird from nowhere
The stillness chimes.

Darkness is a mirror
Mirroring mirrors: I am the other.
I scatter into the wind
Like a book without spine.

Peiyao Yu is a 16-year-old from Beijing, China. Her interests include modern/post-modern philosophy, literary theory, creative writing, and the history of religious ideas.