Vũ Trọng Quang | r U n   R u N   k E e P    r u n n ing (17)

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By Vũ Trọng Quang, translation by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

r U n   R u N   k E e P    r u n n  ing

 

the agonizing rush towards the promised land

the lies of those holding onto the acres

affront the separations upon a torturous land

returning to the desolation of nowhere

 

the flickering distant dreams

a pillow of rocks and pebbles by the road

faces pale and bloodless hues of banana leaves

letting go of that far away home

 

the enduring vigil

layers upon layers of the anxious crowd

amidst the endless nothingness

affront the rapidly dying day

 

an elephant through the eye of a needle

an ant lost its way

the generations clumsy fingers searching for each other

absent even from between the gutters 

 

the waiting through the night

the rising sun in baby steps

 

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