Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | The trauma hook (159)

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

A pin drop
The silence of a full stop
An abysmal black hole
Through the heart of a sun
The trauma hook
Upon my lips
Cut the line.
JUNE 2021

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

7 replies on “Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | The trauma hook (159)”

It’s a vicious cycle of damaging release of cortisones re-enforced with the hug hormone called oxytocin. One is abused, re-enforced by the promise of love. We can all get hooked on this vicious trauma cycle . The power of the bully and manipulator. The mind is an amazing organ, we must learn to own it. I talk too much 🙂

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You do not talk to much… LOL! Yes, this is the vicious cycle of the Narcissistic Predator and Sociopath. They use our empathy against us. They are Opportunists to fill their own needs off other’s pain.

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There is zero reasoning with such predators. They will always make their target out as the villain using fierce manipulation and intricate calculation methods that are hard for the victim to explain to those whom they might otherwise turn for support.

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