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Poem – “A Bathroom’s Daydream”

February 6, 2012 Poetry Travel & Living Abroad 0


By Rieke Diah Pitaloka

It might be good,
not to take notes of life
in the pages of diary book

One time,
if we read it again
sweet, makes us want to go back
bitter, makes our sorrow unforgettable

It might be good,
reflect on life
in a quiet bathroom

No need to be ashamed,
to remember, smile or cry

After that,
flush all of them
be ready to receive new food
that is better than yesterday

Source: Renungan Kloset: Dari Cengkeh Sampai Utrecht (Jakarta: Gramedia Pustaka Utama, 2003)