Little Wish from Chernobyl

It was April 1986,
the giant hoe dug up our sorrows
and buried our dreams.
Where did the little wish go,
under the headline of tragedy?

The little wish
trembles with cold beside graves,
the giant hoe digs at it.
How long can it stay?

It is Spring 2011,
we never understand─
for whom the tears, the idle tears weep.

by Jeff, Tân Chhiu Pek