the world stops in the heart of the city a queen big ideas throbbing in her teased quiff an ex-first lady in a wheelchair her words fly above the head of the crowd a celebrity activist her hair wet from patchouli and sweat of 11 a.m. her left leg limping from a kick right inContinue reading “two lovers entwined, pass me bye bye bye”
The back of my neck hurts like an army of red ants Lady-farmers stomp up and down the golden hairs of dead paddies What would come out of the ivory white of my spine? red army
i saw a flower today. it was white the only white thing amongst a batallion of thick green leaves like bamboo spokes poking out of the earth like cannons. it had six long filaments (i counted them) hanging down its floral axis like old chinamen’s moustaches like the ghost orchid in adaptation except this flower wasContinue reading “flowerz”
Sitor Situmorang At the corner of Kebon Sirih and Thamrin I stopped. And looked up at the neon lights blinking on rooftops. Metropolis! I freeze under the streetlights. Beyond the traffic lights I think, therefore I am. This is Jakarta not Hong Kong or Lake Toba. I left all that on a boat oneContinue reading “Jakarta: Night”
find a place on the windowsills look across the lake black winter a crane mid- flight.
a dog hangs by its entrails on a letterbox raised high from the earth. the red dust.
i saw a lot of death. start at the coffee stall that sold breakfast of dark brown broth in a pan chicken necks yellow tumeric-y skeletons of fish all over rice. only the rice was alive steaming like the garbage dump next to us. the men ate quickly “drink! give me drink!” a man inContinue reading “north of batavia, south of heaven”
blue water like cheap mints. sun hot as a wok. the soft hair on your thighs, wilting, for more protection, from the hand running over. it’s hot hot hot out here. no need for the heat heat heat on your ipod. what are you trying to block out? the peace and quiet you’re looking forContinue reading “busik”
i love nature though i nearly drowned in it once new year’s eve 1993 bondi beach i wished i could’ve just stayed floating in the warm seawater all night that night like a forgotten lifebuoy instead of standing with a wet towel on my neck at the abandoned bus stop watching girls kissing strangers andContinue reading “de natura hominis”
Jimi Multhazam We are back To the future West of Jakarta! Make a U-ee Before Fatahillah To Glodok Raya! The National Film Centre The Kingdom of Movie Heaven Hollywood, Bollywood Cannes, Tehran Let’s go crazy! Digital Video Festival We don’t wanna wait in line Please, no more extra butter On our overpriced popcorns GimmeContinue reading “Digital Video Festival”