Lê Vĩnh Tài | no. 18:10 – upon this old and worn out planet flattened are all that is hard like a shattered shard of glass


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By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

upon this old and worn out planet flattened

are all that is hard like a shattered shard

of glass

 

hence, during such a grim time

this land is like you

bled as the Sun heads for town

 

without breath

without the wind, we move slowly

to reserve our strength

 

hope

leaves behind a shiver

thus we’re off balance

as though grazed by a bullet

 

we’re one nation

right

for decades, manufacturers aspired to

educate us

before any doubt may ever surface

the protential murder

fathers first then their sons

ready to risk it all or ready to spill blood

 

we cut along 

the annamite range

back and forth

a million people or possibly a lot more

 

we’re barefoot

across the shattered glass

the last decades as temple guards or working at the mill

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