Một hôm, thức dậy, tôi thấy lưỡi mình treo trên tường.
Choking on a funny fragrance
Author: Đỗ Văn Hoàng
Published on: 12/2/2015 3:32:43 PM


                                           A funny fragrance
                                           solos
                                           in Xuan’s stomach


I am by nature kind
to suggest earthworm death
slithering foul and wet
beneath the lip’s edge
you are by nature choking on a funny fragrance
- beneficiary of the earth’s inheritence
do not sue
the black eyebrow the blue cloud.
A funny fragrance is by nature many black clouds
I kindly pout at the night
- a dream cast from its cocoon
at the end of the eyebrow night butterflies-
licking smudged mascara
don’t make it an unfortunate morning
for yourself.
As your abundant kindness
like a cow grazing on some lives of withered grass
of twice Quy Phi’s beauty
groaning several times a night
choked coughs
a funny fragrance has many obscenities.

 

- translated by Kaitlin Rees
- photo by Jacques Smit
AJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJARAJAR