By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm
A LIFE WORTH LIVING
I walked down the footpath she led me
Along the Olympic drive, I did see
We walked quietly amidst screaming cars
I wanted it to end if I wanted to go far
It was loud the spinning of tires.
Screeching relentless full of desire
I heard it’s calling I wanted to go.
I was just tire so tired, but she said no
“If you go I will be alone…
The children were you they were born.
Your parents have no choice.
They’ve never had a voice…”
So we turned into the side street.
There the colour autumn greets
The wheel of the season slow
Yet my heart like lead so so old.
June 8, 2018