At what age are you expired?

At what age are you expired?
 
too old for sex
too old for romance
too old to exist. 

The cold is seeping into my bones
and my mind is stiff with desire. 

Is passion an invention for the young? 

A lifetime of broken hearts
carved into each wrinkle 
sagging body bit
meant nothing? 

At the end of my journey
by my bag tricks 
to the day 
my heart ceases to be. 

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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