I wrote this poem on the 15th of February this year and posted it on my Instagram as a caption to the photo above.

Haven’t we been swinging together, dear?

Back and forth, back and forth …

Up and down, up and down …

Isn’t that what life is all about, dear?

Till the strings snatched and we fall onto the ground —

Our vessels shattered;

And from dust we return to dust.


Bandung, 15 February 2018