KAKI

Andaikan kau tahu, andai kau sadari

Kakiku tak pernah berhenti mencoba untuk menapak

Mencoba mencari setiap jejakmu

Mencoba berdampingan dengan pijakan yang ada

 

Tapi …

Pijakanku tak pernah kokoh

Jejakku tak pernah ada

Tapakku tak pernah pantas

 

Menarilah dalam sunyi

Berteriaklah dalam diam

Tarianmu hanya untukmu

Bukan untuk dibagi dan dilihat yang lain

 

Yang kupunya hanya sepasang kaki

Walau sangat ingin berdansa meskipun dalam perih

Tapi apa dayaku

Kupunya hanya sepasang kaki

 

Sampai kapan kau mampu menopang tubuhku?

Tak dapat kupinta yang lebih banyak

Kau menghantarku melihat tawa dan tangis

Tetap mencoba menapak walau gemetar

 

Sanur, 27 Agustus 2018 | Phill Belo

 

 

F E E T

If only you know, and if you realize

My feet never stop trying to tread

Try searching for your every trace

Try side by side with the existing footing


But …

My foothold has never been sturdy enough

My footsteps never existed

My footprint is never fit well


Dance in silence

Shout in silence

Your dance is only for you

Not to be shared and seen by others


All I have is a pair of legs

Although I really want to dance though I am in pain

But what can I do

I only have a pair of legs


Until when will you be able to hold me up?

I can’t ask for more

You led me to see laughter and tears

Still trying to tread even though trembling

 

Translated by Hadasa Belo

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