Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Love is a strange creature (278)

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 

love is a strange creature

it gets under your skin
sometimes you burn, you blister
peeling in layers
you sit and you watch
you saw love caressing
someone else
do you care enough to allow her to freely love?
or is she merely the object of your desire?
June 2022

By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

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

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