Lê Vĩnh Tài | when sugar is no longer sweet (305)

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By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

tell me

closed is heaven’s door

there’s no one left on earth

to see you cry

 

let me know

you can’t go home

you’ve nowhere to hide 

from the storm

 

let me know

everything you see now is extremely bleak

you’re lonely

 

tell me

the funny stories

no longer makes you laugh

 

let me know 

when sugar is no longer sweet

in its place

the laughter of your enemy

in every meal

 

tell me 

just tell me

if you’re used to it

and even if you’re not used to it

I will still know

 

because when it rains

when the teardrops touches your skin

I will tell you: – (em)you’re going to be fine

you can just knock on the door

don’t say that’s not your home

any more

 

and even when…

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