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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Why am I so changeable? (2)

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

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Why am I so changeable?

I change my face

I change my place

I change the state of my fate.

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Why such a mundane insignificant query?

Ask me why the water is green

The Sun so mean

Time taking away my sheen.

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Ask me why the sky is blue

Why won’t you

Why won’t you stay true?

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Why, why, why you ask.

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Think.

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Maybe I don’t want to be found

I prefer darkness black and sound.

Inward bound.

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July 12, 2020

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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