milky way

a flying crow—
above the Eastern Sea
Jengwei carries a twig

women gather peaches 
in Wang Mu Niang Niang's garden 

a golden tincture…
Bao Gu prays
for the apothecary

Feng Po Po rides
a tiger through clouds 
autumn wind 

taming the gorge
Yaoji calms the storm

clay-born humans...
Nüwa and a tortoise repair
the pillars of Heaven 

Michelle Hyatt, Canada
Jacob D. Salzer, USA