The paper weight will hold my ink down in a way my fluidity never could.
No matter how violent my metaphor, how heady my imagery, how blistering my narrative - it will hold the reader's attention, ensuring my thoughts reach each reader's own resolution a little before the weight shifts and the burden of their eyes falls heavy on the turn of the page
and then their eyes will lift, burdened with new meaning.
I started with the concept of a paper weight, and went from there.
and we see a paper **** and words are decorations on her body and poems are pretty clothes for her and this feeling is for you and we see a paper **** and a pen lying on the table and you're the one who's been silent waiting for love to air and the poet reads it
Indonesia, 6th January 2022 Arif Aditya Abyan Nugroho
They cut down the trees and then urge the young to plant them again, about how life goes, as if age is just a number, and we no longer believe in power.
They cut down the trees, clear land, make production, then shop spree for a vision and mission because life only once and needs to be enjoyed, wrapped in a paper bag and then thrown away and become a homeless person's sleeping mat in front of the overhang of shops.
Indonesia, 19th October 2021 Arif Aditya Abyan Nugroho
Sometimes, things are so hard to do because we never try to start. Prefixes are always important for finding patterns. Like writing poetry. Yes, I have sat alone in front of the paper on the table many times with a pen. I thought about what I really needed to do first; beautiful words with parables. I've been sitting for hours, walking here and there, then sit back down again to finish composing a poem. But I've never finished it until now.
Indonesia, 5th September 2021 Arif Aditya Abyan Nugroho