KEEPING THE ELEPHANTS
NGUYEN ANH NONG
I was – an elephants keeper
God, the giant elephants were very stubborn
I controlled them with my thinking
which was thinner than a thread of hair.
Hills and mountains were rolling – the elephants became goblins
Sometimes languages seemed incompetent
before my tameness.
The elephants came to the beauty slowly
who had been immortal for thousands years?
who still made the men sob in ten thousands years?
I was a man
with white hair
who drove the pretty elephants home under the yellow moonlight.
they were walking swaggeringly. /.