Lê Vĩnh Tài | SAIGON IN LOCKDOWN (3/56)

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By Lê Vĩnh Tài, translated by Nguyễn Thị Phương Trâm

 

you may see that Saigon is struggling

people are exhausted

but Saigon will stand firm

no matter how tough it might get

people wrestled

and shoved

cornered

 

Saigon will have the brightest smile

though all Saigon want is to cry

Saigon will fight

though it’s destined

 

and you can see that Saigon is all up in arms

but you will never see

Saigon fall

 

the nights are full of tears

and the dawn of the elderly

by their wheelchair a takeaway container of rice dangling

but in the end, after all that

Saigon will welcome any stranger

come with their dreams come

to be welcome with open hearts

 

Saigon always forgives

itself 

and the mistakes of others

 

and everything

shall pass

but this time Saigon is full

full of resentment

and regret


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