Lê Vĩnh Tài | EOU – 15. her breath, I remember it felt like


Please read the amazing and powerful poetry.

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By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

her breath
I remember
it felt like
the sunset
it felt like
the moon
and that’s why it flew
so close to the ground
just like
the recently imported
shoulder rocket launcher
.
hence when she’s hurting
it’s the light falling
through
her head
.
it’s not like the sun
or them
planting flowers
on the graves

one way you may cease to breath
allow the air to liberally
move around
.
a cold night under a blanket of bombs
tick-tock the sound of the clock over head, the cat
scratching at the door
.
for the last time before it was too late
knowing I was waiting, hence
she had to take off
her uniform
the thoughts made her
a little uncomfortable
.
then
she whispered into my ear:
.
“do you think you’re able to
bomb or…

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