Poem: My Jakarta

Pollution dust, heat, grey gravel asphalt Fumes, horns, engines jammed for miles Splintery bench, watery soup with salt sweat box home cramped with tired smiles Strip lights sauna stitching fingers Grinding machines cutting tin saw the brain Aches, brain burn all day lingers Child’s laugh, partner’s tear, a touch bears the strain. Lovely music jangles […]