I am currently an EFL teacher at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I received my Masters degree from Victoria University, Australia in 2004. My poem entitled “Memory of Sakura” has been published in the Australian literary magazine “Going Down Swinging”.
That American soldier was I
Our eyes converged into serenity
My fingers met her wrist
We American soldiers,
I held your arm
(1)Áo bà ba (or ba ba shirt), a traditional Vietnamese costume, is a long-sleeved, button-down silk shirt. It is most associated with southern Vietnam, especially in rural areas.
(2) “Chao” is a common Vietnamese formal greeting.