English Idiom Reinvented (2). by Yuan Changming

No malady without a lady
No mason without a son
No millionaire without a lion
No nirvana without a van
No pharmacy without harm
No plant without a plan
No product without a duct
No sight without a sigh
No slaughter without laughter
No smile without a mile
No splurge without urge
No substance without a stance
No think without ink
No whole without a hole

Yuan Changming, eight-time Pushcart nominee and author of four chapbooks (including Mindscaping [2014]), grew up in a remote village, began to learn English at nineteen, and published several monographs before leaving China. Currently, Yuan tutors and co-edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. His poetry appears in Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Cincinnati Review, Threepenny Review and 959 others across 31 countries.