you were born weightless
you float among the stars.
and you watch these worlds within worlds:
died, and revived.
Over and over and I,
I am that hallowed chest you left behind,
across the oceans,
miles and miles of words and emptied hopes.
so I speed through the nights in silence,
anchoring your dreams, I keep them not to go-
not to you, I want them to stay.
with me, they are all what kept me from leaving,
to be among the stars.
To be with you.

Teuku Rifqy, 2017

September Melancholia

At first there was laughter,
before long tears ensued.
Unceremonious and abrupt.
I lost my fangs,
and you gave up your antlers.
You were blood to my veins,
running thick and black.
I was your thoughts,
your flaming blue desires.
Cease your wept,
there are no longer us you keep calling,
in that long and dark night we used to call home.
We came from nothing,
And to that nothingness we will return.



by Teuku Rifqy