March 12, 2015

Statues

Distance and time
differences did not push
us into these positions.
It’s hard to blame
ourselves, even harder
to blame what we let ourselves 
say.

Too late.
Those words now stand
between
us,
taking up the


                                    space


that once fit
a table for two.

LARGE and INTIMIDATING
they stand—the sum
of our utterances = a statue
commemorating
our past
suspicions and senseless
rage:
our       m
           onu
         mental       mistakes.

Statues
are made so that
we cannot
not remember
the past and what it’s
made of.

I am sorry
I want to add. But
everything has already been
set in stone,
already
welcoming the mould.

1 comment:

  1. mungkin dengan memahat kata-kata maaf menjadi sebuah patung pun tetap tidak bisa menjadi maaf ya? toh patung yg sudah berdiri memiliki kisah yg berbeda dengan patung yang baru selesai dipahat.
    Omong-omong, bagus sekalii :)

    ReplyDelete