Alone on the pedestrian bypass bridge, breathing summer sunset, I swirl the stubby balsa spoon on my tongue as the evening commute buzzes beneath my feet,
and wonder: how did I miss this all before? how wind washes bare arms, world still soft round the sharp edges; how ivy lush covers thickly the brick walls over, and brazen broad-leafed bushes crowd onto cobblestone street corners, and wistful weeds cushion cement sidewalk cracks;
how when the sun’s rays are blades from the horizon, our city lights twinkle tight but tap dance so light on the retina in the vignetted sky of creamsicles and cotton candy; and how the frozen chocolate chips break brittle between my teeth and the cookie-dough bite’s so smooth and still so tooth-melting sweet
I am swamped to think about the massive problem that the universe has given me. It only makes me furious and I think I will get awful day, but someone whom I love texted me and also supported me by sending her selfie. She is gorgeous. I don't feel that I've lost my flithy mind. Everything she gave made my day runs effortless. She is adorable. My heart feels comprehensive.
Indonesia, 8th June 2021 Arif Aditya Abyan Nugroho
There once was a girl I fell in love. I thought that our love was enough. But low and behold she left me dry and fled into the sky. Hair of silver and wings of gold, at least that is how I'm told. She flew into the sky so bold, even seven fold. We could have been together even now four years later. still no later did I truly fall, did she start to leave my hall. Into the blinding light of day that how she flew away. Hair of silver wings of gold, at least that is how I'm told. She flew into the sky so bold, even seven fold. Her beauty is still untold, diamond eyes and nothing sold. Into the dark of night the moon interrupted her flight with hair of silver and wings of gold, at least that is what I'm told. She flew into the sky so bold, even seven fold. Onward and upward she did go even the clouds did so. In a trail like a bridge, the clouds formed into a ridge. And blocked her path up above they tried. And blocked her path they did. Back down to earth she fell, right into my arms. Oh how I wish to have a girl like that again. Like an fallen angel lost on her way to heaven.