LET ME LIE
TOGETHER WITH YOU
are you? Why do you lie there,
to sun and winds at this dumping ground?”
by getting close I could see your face:
“brother car” for your power once renowned!
luxuriated in so brilliant a period:
imposing, ostentatious, inspiring!
outside, upside, downside ‒ all lustrous ‒
at a time a fast-running champion so striking.
affectionate your name was even just heard!
Toyota, Honda, GM,
Mercedes, BMW, Lexus,
that are cherished in many hearts’ realm.
now you are lying still in one place
a patient waiting operations to endure,
each of your parts disassembled;
where your incarnation will reach for sure?
car! Is still there enough room
let me lie beside you?
dump for cars or a graveyard for humans
the same, forever desolate and blue.
car! My soul feels sad,
I am going to share your fate in hell.
of us did enjoy a past masters of highways,
now it is time to such a life to bid farewell.
Translation by THANH-THANH