Lê Vĩnh Tài | Mimosa darling, where are you from?

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By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

Mimosa darling, where are you from?

 

did you mistake me for someone else, I’m Covid-19

no pop-star has as many followers as me

no influencer has as many followers as me

no poet has as many followers as me

I’m a flame that turns everything into ashes

 

bodies are on fire in homes

on fire on the stretchers, on fire in the streets

 

the poor and the rich

the enemies trying to steal the islands the ocean

have lowered their guns

aiming the barrel at me 

 

I will destroy what’s left of your meals together

I will destroy any hope you have left

 

you cover your faces with masks as blue as the sky

you think you’re clean because you’ve washed your hands

you sleep soundly

believing my destruction isn’t your fault

 

nations curled…

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