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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | The Absent Star (102)

The Sun was gone
Hearts sheltered in steel walls
Warm and safe they zoomed by,
Alone I walked this barbed alley.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

The Absent Star

 

The Sun was gone

Hearts sheltered in steel walls

Warm and safe they zoomed by,

Alone I walked this barbed alley.

*

Nought moved, hid is the dawn

The heavens wept

The Gods sparked in angst

Their voice blew gales and boomed.

*

The day was ceased passed noon

“Move!”, said self

“No, this is no place”, again self

…please let me be.

*

In absence the Earth’s star

Never once did I looked back

The Angels’ cold voice heralded

My locks were soaked.

*

So She hid from me

Her warmth abandoned me

Instead she’d sent The Angels,

Their tears still warm on my cheeks.

*

Her light did not graced it

Yet the path was clear

The moment I paused…

My journey end.

 

March 30, 2014

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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