As bright as a star, as hot as a fire.
This glass ball won't ever tire.
Just hope the tightrope doesn't snap,
flip the switch and watch it nap.
Twelve old men sitting in a circle,
Each one older than the last.
Their chanting rhythm is eternal,
Counting time that has been passed.
A portal into a parallel world,
a daily stare as your life unfurls.
A window into your morning soul,
a friend for when life doesn’t feel whole.
Among species they are foes however,
facing each other and arguing forever.
ANSWERS: a lightbulb, a clock, a mirror.
KURTASPAHARO is a writing collaboration between graphic designer Hamza Javaid and civil engineering student Larasari Tisno Suryawati. After discovering their mutual love for writing, the long distance couple began the blog in June 2017, with the name inspired by the Indonesian word for ‘paper’ and the Spanish word for ‘bird’. The collaboration features riddles, self-written poetry and prose.