DALAM GELAP

Pelukku menyambutmu dalam rindu, cintaku terangkai manis membentuk segenggam bunga. Namun kau semu, bersembunyi di balik bayang-bayang, menatapku dengan lucutan tanya yang merundung membentuk setumpuk kelabu. Kelabu yang tak mampu kubaca.

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Life Line

Throughout the sun, I was only able to see the cloud. They huddled together like a flock of woolly sheep, wavy but fluffy as marshmallows. Last night, I discovered the same cloud. They were unfolding like the muddy lake’s surface, with no ripples as if it were about to engulf anyone who crossed it. And the woman to my right did the same thing.

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The Three Colors

I SMELL A POWERFUL, AN UNPLEASANT REEK, which disoriented my senses and jolted me awake from my slumber. Each one expropriates my mind: obscurity, confusion, oddity. I tell my legs to shift so I can bear the pain.

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A Glass Of Wine

Four. I counted back the eyes around the table. Only four people, including myself. Boisterous by those boring sound, I chose to mind-read with a glass of wine flanked with my fingers. I am sitting among the old men. Bob Ross on the left and Sir Tolkien on my right.

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Tentang Dia

SABTU PETANG, ITU BERARTI HAMPIR SEPEKAN IA mengisolasi diri dari siapapun. Wanita itu selalu duduk di tepi pantai, tepat di bawah pohon ketapang yang tumbuh lebat di antara bebatuan dan pasir Sanur. Jika saja rambut indahnya tak berayun saat semilir angin membelai-belainya, aku akan mengira bahwa tubuhnya yang tersembunyi di balik bayangan itu adalah batu karang yang terdampar.

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