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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | I witnessed it (9)

written for Boo,

From the dark corner in the basement
You’ve inspired them

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm (written for Boo)

I witnessed it

From that dark corner in the basement

You’ve inspired them

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The pungent linseed and turpentine

The splitting headaches unkind

The sleepless nights’ pines

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Sweeping yellows and sombre blues

The dark sneaking(always) through

Why? (do you let it do!)

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Ripping at the dark bleeding red

The night pulling the strings

Fuck Destiny your master!

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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