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.

I’m sitting
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.

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