[a poem written for my beautiful husband, a man with a heart of gold] In a simpler time: I was barely a graduate, You in a hundred dollar suit ___ from Lowe's. A Mars bar for lunch, Or wet sandwiches surprise. (Already a gourmet cook!) Your jacket hung ___ on thin shoulders. We had two rooms, Two pairs of chopsticks, A bowl of rice, Piled on with morning glory. Days long ago Months so pass by Two hearts a light Blink, twenty one years. February 11th, 2016
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.