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Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | An Autumn nap (124)

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 

An autumn afternoon nap, the fan is humming a constant lullaby. Memories of sticking my fingers between the grate of the aluminium cage of the fan, wondering if it would bite or shear the tips of my fingers. I forgot the heat, the mean boy who threatened me with lewd gestures on the way home. Afternoon naps are like my mother’s bowls of chicken congee with a high fever and a stuffy nose.
April 19

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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