Brief Analogies

President Obama is to real change as
President Bush was to true peace

Republican senators are to family values as
Family values have been to domestic violence

Fire is to forest as
Hurricanes is to beach

Afghanistan was to Iraq as
Iraq was to Vietnam

Brush is to a painter as
Word to a liar

Yuan Changming, nine-time Pushcart and one-time Best of the Net nominee, published monographs on translation before moving out of China. With a Canadian PhD in English, Yuan currently edits Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan in Vancouver. Credits include Best Canadian Poetry, BestNewPoemsOnline, Threepenny Review and 1289 others across 38 countries. Read other articles by Yuan, or visit Yuan's website.