Cut me open

Cut me open 

You won’t find a heart

.

Search for me in my children

In their minds my soul

In their fists pieces of me

My kidneys are on ice

My liver in slices 

___oozing the poison of my youth

.

My tongue is not short of evidence

My eyes have seen you

.

My brain is a nest of cobwebs 

___a collection of beaming quavers crotchets 

.

I have no recollection of ever having a pulse.

_____

SEPTEMBER 2019


Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the blogger, poet, and translator, was born in 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

There's magic in translating a body of work from one language to another.

5 comments

      1. It was beautiful. Sadness and anger is part of life. I enjoy your raw energy in your poem. That is a great thing, it helps us think. Your work is honest and one of the things I love so much about reading you. 🦋❤️🤗

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