Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (33/56)


Outstanding poetry shared.

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By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

don’t worry 

 

don’t worry about how young I am

don’t worry about how old I am

don’t worry about how I cry

don’t worry about how I dream

don’t worry whether the Sun will rise

don’t worry whether it might fall off

don’t worry about how I might make it

fly again

like how she’ll never come back

 

don’t worry about me as though I’m a child

don’t worry about me

we’re constantly worrying

day after day we worry

 

we worry about breakfast, we worry too about lunch

worry about what we’ve done

worry about what might happen

 

worry about stuff

worry about health

worry about tomorrow

worry about sadness

worry about time

worry about the crime

worry about the past

 

worry about what’s beyond reach

 

the world end as per the Creator

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