Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm | Is passion an invention for the young? (149)

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By Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

At what age are you expired?

 

too old for sex

too old for romance

too old to exist. 

 

The cold is seeping into my bones

and my mind is stiff with desire. 

 

Is passion an invention for the young? 

 

A lifetime of broken hearts

carved into each wrinkle 

sagging body bit

meant nothing? 

 

At the end of my journey

by my bag tricks 

to the day 

my heart ceases to be. 

 

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