into a thousand teardrops,
ashes in the wind blinded by the grains of time
squeezed in the hairline fractures in your rib cage
the silent ache throbs the beat of your heart
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.