the female translator

THE FEMALE TRANSLATOR

There’s no such thing as a free lunch!
Someone has to pay a price

I am always the one paying
Did I not just pay for your bruised pride

Tự ái?
What a loot!
My foot!

I’m on my knees
Between your legs
Trying to soothe your huge stiff ego
Begging
Please forgive me
What a hoot!

Congratulations sir,
Your top
Just popped

Here’s your medal
Go home, and show your wife!


January 2023


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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