I’m an orb in a box

so you saw
behind the makeup
smeared foundation
those freckles
pass the smile
pass the thrilling laughter
you saw

I'm an orb in a box
rolling rattling splintering

shattered when I
saw you.

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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