Poetry

Once I put the words on a microscope
To seek the molecule inside of it
I say to drop a mouse without a rope
And you watch her probe her way out of it

Or walk along the way of its stanza
Going blindly and feel the hidden door
Maybe you’ll stumble into bonanza
And dig out our new journey to its core

Set a sail of your cruise on its surface
Should watch out for the unexpected bore
Start your first day from title and preface
And then greet the author’s name on the shore

In fact, we just want it to spill the beans
To torture and know what it really means

Malang, 20 March 2020
-FA

Day

When I first met you
I didn’t have a clue
That you collect the moment
of my parents’ amazement

All I did was crying out loud
Yet it made my parents proud
You drive me to a safe shelter
A pinch of sweet and bitter

I’m surprised you have many names
Wrapping all mnemonic in frames
Sometimes people never recall
That you’re there in elastic crawl

But yeah, maybe we all are just we
All-forgetting wight as we might be
Part of me wants to write you in diary
Yet we stopped by monster called adultery

Maybe if I could know when
You’ll whisper me now and then
To put a smile before our deadline
To say, I think it’s time, I’ll be fine

Malang, 19 March 2020
-FA

Wisdom Teeth

Many brains said they all full of noble
Back from golden dawn of our ancestor
Turns out, they’re like Russian in Chernobyl
Put a label, being the corruptor
Writing a scenario to smother
Scattering decades of an arrangement
Yet they still arise among the other
Ready and waiting for the right moment
Every person should lit the red alert
Instead of spending precious time to grit
And resulting a stubborn discomfort
Oh wait, am I really describing teeth?
Is this poem about teeth demolition?
Or looking at our mad politician?

Malang, 11 February 2020
-FA