“YOUR OLD GRAVE IN MY DREAM”

A strange dream about you

We were on an open field,

when I heard you say:

“Here’s where I buried

some older parts of me.”

 

So you started digging the grave

with half the strength you gave

bits of details spilled out of your mouth

but the rest were somewhere deep down

right there underground.

 

Almost half the job,

you slowed down to a stop

I asked you to let go of the shovel

because I could see your strong hands tremble.

 

“That’s okay,”

I assured you, as I looked at your frozen expression

“I don’t need to see it today.

I’m still here anyway.”

 

I’d wanted to reach out for your hands

but then I woke up in my bedroom again…

 

R.

(Jakarta, December 18, 2017)

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