a sinister dark cloak

There’s a moment 
in my day
I believe
it’s impossible

You’re laughing somewhere
in a dimly lit cavern
she is laughing at something
you said
- no, no, I can’t
yes, yes please

Her words contrary to the curves on her body
her shadow in the flickering candle light
wrapped around you
a sinister dark cloak.

Me
I’m sitting
on
a full stop.

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.

Leave a comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: