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Sekadar Pengingat

Penyair adalah mahluk aneh yang bisa mengubah kopi, rokok, malam dan hujan menjadi larik-larik puisi.
Saya bukan penyair. Penulis pun bukan. Malu rasanya mau ngaku-ngaku penulis tapi nggak pernah ada satupun karya yang naik cetak. Kan nggak proven and tested jadinya. Nggak kayak temen saya Elia Bintang yang diam-diam sudah bikin 3 novel. Iya, TI! GA! Tapi saya pengen bisa nulis kayak dia, konsisten dan punya napas panjang, telaten ngetik dan baca, dan sabar menjalani proses dari awal hingga selesai.

Tapi gini deh, tak kasih ilustrasi: bagaimana rasanya kehabisan bensin di tengah jalan yang tepian kanan-kirinya cuma sawah dan purnama dini hari telah tergelincir turun menunggu aplusan dengan matahari? Buat yang suka parno sama benda-benda tak kasat mata sih pasti bakal bete. Saya? Ya paling minggir, nyalain rokok, poto-poto jika baterai di kamera ber-hp (eh, kebalik ya?) masih cukup atau kebetulan bawa powerbank sambil nunggu pagi dan nunggu orang baik lewat untuk membelikan saya bensin…

Time Stands Still

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Real generosity towards the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus.

So, what are we?
Sleeping mates. What else?
You sure?
Yes.
Great. You answer my needs, then.
Glad to hear that.
But do you need me as I need you?
I don't know.
Why?
Well... I don't need people that much. I am self-provided.
Seriously?
Yes.
But why did you say yes?
I don't know. Maybe I'm just lonely.
Same here.
It takes one to know one, you see.
But...
Hey, it's okay. I take you as a gift.
Why?
Because first, it's fun to be with someone who knows and accepts me for who I am. Second, it's great to have a hug or two by a friend. Third, well... because you listen. 
That's it?
Yes.
So where's the "gift" part of me, then?
Let me put it this way: have you ever been to the point where you don't need anything anymore? When you feel enough and happy as a clam?
Yes. And?
And somehow, out of the blue, there's someone offers you something that you once knew bu…