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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Is passion an invention for the young? (149)

At what age are you expired?

too old for sex
too old for romance
too old to exist.

The cold is seeping into my bones
and my mind is stiff with desire.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

At what age are you expired?

 

too old for sex

too old for romance

too old to exist. 

 

The cold is seeping into my bones

and my mind is stiff with desire. 

 

Is passion an invention for the young? 

 

A lifetime of broken hearts

carved into each wrinkle 

sagging body bit

meant nothing? 

 

At the end of my journey

by my bag tricks 

to the day 

my heart ceases to be. 

 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

There's magic in translating a body of work from one language to another.

9 replies on “Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Is passion an invention for the young? (149)”

We are never too old for passion. We need someone to excite our soul dear poet. We must excite the mind first and we need someone to need us, like we are their last breathe and they are our last breathe. Can happen.. The photo was beautiful also.

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