Poetry Project

Lê Thị Diễm Thúy. Sans Papiers. 2019 801

Sans Papiers. Written by Lê Thị Diễm Thúy

Lê Thị Diễm Thúy: This is lê thị diễm thúy and I’m going to read Sans Papiers.

cut into the color
of those waters

feel the past course through you
and then fall

graze the inside
of a woman’s thigh

flip this white frieze black
it now is night

pin a fish’s tail to the scene
inhale the trail of fireworks on the shore

watch the world explode
before your eyes

lift these threads of memory off the floor

weigh the seas you swallowed
to swim here.

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