Saturday, January 14, 2017

Personal


Kita tidak pernah benar-benar pergi. Bersamaan dengan kopor-kopor yang disiapkan (yang di dalamnya ada bumbu instan yang rasanya tak pernah asli) ada sidik jarimu tersisa. Di balik riak airmata di bandara, selalu ada doa tersemat. Kemarin akan jadi hari yang disilang merah. Kilometer memang bisa ditukar dengan rupiah yang tidak sedikit. Tidak sedikit, itu kuncinya. Tak sepadan, toh rindu tak bisa habis dalam semalam (atau dua, tiga malam).




Ada satu mantra yang tidak pernah lepas. Kita tau kapan kita akan kembali. Dan ke mana bukan lagi jadi kata tanya.



Draft II

[1 January 2017 13:40]
I think this is the right time, not too early, not too late that I think about it too much...
*tap* *tap*
Hi, Happy Birthday! Wish you all the good things in life!
Ehm, to cliche... better to add something to make it more personal.
*tap* *tap* *tap*
Hi J, Happy 25th Birthday! Wish you all the good things in life!
All right, all I need is to click send and leave it.
*tap* *send*

[1 January 2017 15:10]
*phone buzzing*
Oh no, is it... 
*tap* *tap*
Open? Yes.
15:10
Sender: J
Hi, thank you very much :) 
But I'm so sorry, I think I lost your number, who is this? :)
I knew it, never mind, you've already lost me a long time ago.

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[1 January 2017 13:44]
Another Birthday, huh? Just another fine day...
*phone buzzing*
1 Text Message
Oh... Is that...
13:44
Sender: S
Hi J, Happy 25th Birthday! Wish you all the good things in life!
Why would S bother to remember... What should I do? S really shouldn't. I. Can't.
*tap* *tap*
Oh, well, you still remember my birthday! You don't really need to text me but thanks anyway! :)
Shit, am I crazy? No no I better cut this, clean and fine... Oh damn, I should hold it, not that I'm waiting or what... Right?
*tap* *tap*

[1 January 2017 15:09]
*tap* *tap*
Hi, thanks for the birthday wishes :) 
But I'm so sorry, I think I lost your number, who is this?
*tap* *send*
It's... okay, right? Not too harsh isn't? I added a smiley anyway, should be enough.

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[31 December 2016 22:12]
Message > Draft
*tap*
Hey, you know tomorrow is my birthday, since I always spend it with you I feel like kinda text you hehe no reason but anyway, how's life?
I don't even know how's life without you... Isn't that what we always do? We life our live without knowing it beforehand. So I think I could live my life well, could I?

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