A sleepless man cannot recover from the loss of his beloved, whose death grows like a wound in his heart. A daughter demands to know why she has no memories.
“the tears were the same. as the other tears. he laved the knife used by his beloved to hollow his heart. planting the wound. but the blood on the knife had congealed. clinging on. like rust.”
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Nersalya Renata was born in Central Lampung. Nersalya is known for her poems, and for her work as an actress with Indonesian theater group Teater Satu Lampung. Her first poetry collection is Lima Gambar di Langit-Langit Kamar.
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