A disembodied voice reflects on the vanity of its village from its resting place, a hay-strewn stable.
No-one hears the sound of the age through their ears. Ears only tinkle the anxiety of earrings. Blaming bad as good is apparent. I will no longer pretend to hoard the stench of silence by staying quiet.
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Joko Sucipto was born in Bangkalan in 1992. He studied Indonesian Language and Literature in STKIP PGRI Bangkalan, and graduated in 2015. He has been a theatre activist at Komunitas Masyarakat Lumpur since 2013. His writing has been included in many anthologies, and his own volume of poetry, Klonnong, was published in 2016. He also writes for theatre.
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