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.

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