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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | 2 months since Shani (152)

Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm, the poet and translator, born 1971 in Phu Nhuan, Saigon, Vietnam. The pharmacist currently lives and works in Western Sydney, Australia.

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

More than two months since Shani’s passing(she was a German Shepherd), I have gone sideways literally. Bending over is now a struggle because of the extra layer of adipose tissue around my waist.
 
I forced myself finally on a long walk without her. I was hoping it would rain, I miss my walks with her in the rain. I simply miss walking with her period, she would pose for me to take pictures of her, or for me to take random photos of leaves and tree trunks.
 
I miss her still, but today was a good day. Maybe next month I might be able to give her things away. I don’t know.
 

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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