you are the embodiment of text

you are the embodiment of text
a bag of desiccated bones
scraping against each other
rattling

calling for flesh
- stick a needle in me
give be blood

gushing
sticky blood
squishy brain cells
rehydrating

me

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.

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