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Murderer
Author: Nguyễn Thị Hải
Published on: 10/30/2017 8:20:27 PM

 

I went to pick the purple flowers

Wading through the tall grasses

There I met a person hiding

I asked: who are you, what are you doing?

He answered: I'm a murderer

On the run

I said: I won't expose you

I'm just picking purple flowers

For my little room

To have a taste of nature

He said: okay

Go

Here there are plenty of purple flowers

Pick a huge bunch

And keep your promise

I nodded

In the distance

I was to continue picking

Suddenly I saw

The flowers trembling

In front of my arm

Reaching out like somebody else's

 
- translated by Hà Trang
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photo by Yến Dương
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