I witnessed it
From that dark corner in the basement
You’ve inspired them
The pungent linseed and turpentine
The splitting headaches unkind
The sleepless nights’ pines
Sweeping yellows and sombre blues
The dark sneaking(always) through
Why? (Should you let it go!)
Ripping at the dark bleeding red
The night pulling the strings
Fuck Destiny your master!
(tặng Đinh Trường Chinh)
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.