Pembacaan terlalu dekat

PERENANG BUTAoleh Nirwan Dewanto (ie, God #2) Sepuluh atau seribu depake depan sana, terang semata.Dan arus yang membimbingnyaseperti sobekan pada jubah tanjung yang dicurinya.Tak beda ubur-ubur atau daramendekat ke punggungnyayang tumbuh sekaligus memaroleh kuas gerimis akhir Mei.Ia seperti hendak kembalike arah teluk, di mana putih layarpastilah iri pada bola matanya.Tapi ia hanya berhenti, berhentidi tengah,Continue reading “Pembacaan terlalu dekat”

kau dan aku selalu / baks duls selamanya*

dulu semua tergantung pada
jari-jari yang tenang melin-
ting papier yang katamu
lucu seperti kulit kentang dan

 angin yang bersahabat
pada tembakau yang ruwet
seperti pubic hair pacarmu
yang bulan depan datang dari

 brighton, kota pelesiran, 3 hours on the tube. itu kalau
ingatanku tak salah, katamu
sambil mengecap bibir yang

 tak sabar. tentang brighton,
jauhnya dari london, atau
jadwal kedatangannya? tan-
ya udara di puncakContinue reading “kau dan aku selalu / baks duls selamanya*”

Ithaka di Kepalanya

jadi mungkin odysseus akan lebih menikmati perjalanannya kalau dia tidak terlalu terburu-buru harus segera sampai ithaka, are we there yet are we there yet are we there yet! no, polutlas odysseus, nikmati saja pemandangannya, nak. tuh, globe trekker masih memerlukan satu host lagi, banyak penonton ingin tahu di mana membeli kacamata hitam polyphemos yang berlensa satu.Continue reading “Ithaka di Kepalanya”

EXIT NEMO

ajalkah itu kusapa di figurentheater ? ophelia bergaun kafangertrude sembabdan h. menusuk pisau lipat ke perut malam HIDUPLAH ! sepotong tulang keringtiga tengkorakdan otot berupa tambang jatuh dari panggung hitam melayang di Yamunadi samping keledai Tom Waitsdan sepotong plang : FIRE EXITKeep Clear cahaya terang-benderangdi antara tangan penonton bertepuk kencang.

pi lih

di depan klenteng bergenteng naga itu pilihannya selalu sama, sayap yang utuh, atau dada yang disuwir-suwir seperti berita tentang ibumu yang menolak meninggalkan rumah dan kakakmu yang datang dengan pedang di hatinya. tapi waktu kalian bercakap, semua itu tak ada, hanya nostalgia tentang Kota Tua, bistik Belanda, dan mrica berwantek merah muda menyewa video Megaloman,Continue reading “pi lih”

life in pastiche, its fantastisch ! #1

DONALD 
BARTHELME ONESTORY MS D NAKOVA’s milk-white Russian cheek blushed red broken maps of Australia everytime she took me to bed. The sandstone walls of her basement apartment coughed up dust and the red flush moved to the tip of her hooked nose, transported by the IGA brand tissues she wiped her allergy-borne mucus with.Continue reading “life in pastiche, its fantastisch ! #1”

One does progress through metaphors*

The sun like a gong The gong scything the memory of yr dreams Your dreams contained within an umbrella The umbrella opens its stem of roses Roses are Fred, violets are Drew Drew with the Indians, won against the Red Sox The Red Sox of yr concupiscence Concupiscent as a plum blossom A plum blossomContinue reading “One does progress through metaphors*”

Faded portraits, and fading still

forget, ya forget late afternoons on the verandah of yr gedong besaran in salemba au bon pain from yr favourite boulangerie alsatienne in passer baroe see how the leather on the backseat of your sado is peeling like a thousand sails forget everything the proper spelling in the long letters youve been writing in clipped,Continue reading “Faded portraits, and fading still”

Capoeira logic

i don’t like these people. they believe in astrology. they don’t think capoeira is annoying. they think just because you talk to a girl for longer than five minutes that means you want to sleep with her. they smoke too much pot and play xbox all day and call it fun. too much means everydayContinue reading “Capoeira logic”

L=A+N-G+UxA:G=E

when it rains it’s the same everywhere. the loud bullets of raindrops on my shoulder as i get out of the centre culturel : the mango tree nods its wide leaves and lets the rain water bend its back like a swimmer on his starting block, then fall, to the steaming earth. the earth, you,Continue reading “L=A+N-G+UxA:G=E”