soulmate

I think there’s a place where you realise that

people come in and out of your life

sometimes for a day

sometimes for longer

and all of them make you who you are

you can’t separate these people out of you

because they’ve formed who you are

even the ones that kind of make you say

“I don’t know if I want to be formed by them anymore”

but you are in some way

you are

that’s why maybe you shouldn’t look at them so harshly

because they have affected you

at the end though

it’s us as individuals

with our love for the lands

and something intangible

that when soul mates come and go

you’re never alone

even when you’re standing just you and your shoes

because you carry them with you

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One Response to “soulmate”

  1. i sleep with fish Says:

    “you’re never alone
    even when you’re standing just you and your shoes
    because you carry them with you”

    I love this.

    You should read a very ancient Javanese text, a rhapsody, if you will, titled Centhini.

    “Kekasihku, di jalan ada jumpa dan sua kembali
    Tetapi kita berjalan sendiri-sendiri
    Kupikul ragaku menempuh kemegahan Suluk dan kamulah tembang laras Suluk itu
    Kau mengira aku pergi
    Padahal aku mengembara di dalam dirimu”

    It conjures the same spine-tingling sensation I get as when I read this chef-d’oeuvre that rolled off Tori’s tongue.

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