Yu Zhen, born in December 1998, is from Chongqing Jiangjin. Her poems have appeared in the Poetry Periodical, Poetry Monthly, The Star Poetry Monthly, The Yangtze River and others.
Xiang Shu, born in October 1998, is from Enshi, Hubei. She is a student at Chongqing University.
I want the glumness in this world like a daisy
to impatiently wither away
I would like you to shake me off, as if I were a a melting feather
I would like have once been a begonia, carrying a raging fire
I would like all the river banks crossing my life
to change their Spring direction
when I walk through the flow of life
I would like to carry a crystalline affection, without waving to anyone
As long as my terrors are known when I leave
As long as the volcano is approached when my sun rises
As long as the ocean in my glass surges on the continents
As long as I am crests of the surf
harboring a sky ring of fragrant grasses
When I come back to my hometown, you will have no need to wave goodbye