đếm số lượng vi khuẩn cơ thể người bỏ lại trên giường
under no circumstances forgotten
Author: Lưu Diệu Vân
Published on: 9/21/2016 9:22:39 PM

they found the premature obituary of the Malaysian air wreckage
evidence of next door neighbors through flowing water on Mars
too much sea salt in the polluted Goldilocks’ porridge
forever controlled by a warm bowl refused of a hungry little girl

i make a subservient attempt to convince people to fear & query
the global rice price increase
a light mole growing inside a jumbotron hot spring

the baby snow monkey plays grooming with his lifeless infant stepsister nearby
shaping summer out of dead shadows and outcast altitudes  

the last few petals of vertigo spiraling down the venomous mouth of a well
the screaming suction of a burdened abortion
wholly dressed in breast milk
the tired air creases a fold every time
a dying soul passes by the begging bowl

me struggling to make peace with my hands
as the barbaric fork decapitates the spoon

 

- Lưu Diệu Vân
- photo by Nguyễn Quốc Thành

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