The words, should it not be felt not heard?
Does a dog on heat require an explanation?
Does a black hole fear the inevitable?
Do you need me to hold your hand?
Then, will you feel that you’re understood?
Or, should you be afraid of the missing heart
in my chest?
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.