Forest (False) Pride

[Read on Hutan Itu Indonesia Launch on April 22nd, 2016.] If there’s a drinking game for each time an Indonesian politician … More

My Favorite Things 2.0

[Read at Unmasked Poetry Slam on October 4th, 2015.] Empty trash cans—just imagine that perfect B flat harmony, produced by … More

A Eulogy to Jakartan Roads

[Read at CreativeMornings Jakarta on October 31st, 2015.] To me, Jalan Tendean had always been a friendly stranger. We nod … More

Sidereum Musica (Part 1)

(Wrote this on May 21st, 2012.) She set her telescope. Again. Tonight she was aiming for Sirius. “Staccato.” “Wh—Sirius! I … More

Silence and Sun

I wanted to love you in silence. In the dark, you see—in the blackness that filled the void years after … More

My Friday Night Lullaby

I could feel your right ankle wrapped around mine—still but not awkward, solid but vulnerable. The warmth of your foot … More