Bonnie & Clyde Kill Shakespeare

On Monday, we memorize exits,
On Tuesday, we travel East,
On Wednesday, we watch Pulp Fiction,
On Thursday, we throw ninja stars,
On Friday, we forge currency,

During the weekend,
You are my Best Friend,
During the night,
You are my Lover,
During the week,
You are my Bonnie,

It was during a highway robbery,
When you made me stop and ponder,
Which isn’t a good idea,
When you are being shot at by the Poe-Poe,

You said,

Ada baiknya,
Tak mencatat hidup,
Dalam lembarlembar buku harian,

My reply,
Why?

Your reply to my reply,

Suatu masa,
Jika membacanya lagi,
Manis, membuat kita ingin kembali,
Pahit, membuat duka tak bisa lupa,

Which makes perfect sense,
Reliving past experiences,
May conjure up past addictions,
Causing sorrow to be unforgettable,

Not sure how it happens,
In the middle of a bank robbery,
Stealing from wealthy elites,
Trying to be the next John Dillinger,
We get into deep philosophical debates,

As an example,
Last bar fight we were in,
You said,

Ada baiknya,
Merenung hidup,
Dalam kloset yang sepi,

My reply,
Can’t we reflect on life,
After we get out of this jam,

You pretend to be out of ammo,
Whenever you want me to do all the work,
As I grab trays of gold bars,
You annoy me,
By saying,

Tak perlu malu,
Mengenang, tersenyum atau menangis,

All of this is fine,
I deserve it,
Haven’t told whoever is reading this,
Why Bonnie always give me shit,

Sometimes I can get carried away,
So it isn’t always her fault,

Remember last week,
We sneaked into the FBI Headquarters,
After the director was fired,
First thing she noticed,
Women’s clothing in the closet,

Made a remark about whether,
Melania, Ivanka, or both of them,
Were sleeping with the ex-director,

On the wall facing the street,
Where Taxi cabs park,
We noticed pictures of ourselves,
Pinned to a board,
Strings attached to thumb tacks,

It would have been smart to leave the building,
She tried to pull me away,
I just wasn’t having it,
Her picture on the assassination board,
Looked gorgeous,

“Bonnie, guess what”,
She replied,
“I’m leaving”,
My reply to her reply,

Matamu memandang mataku,
Jemarimu menyentuh jemariku,
Kau tersenyum, aku tersipu,
Sayangmu tak lebih dari sepenggal pagi,
yang selalu membangunkan,

When she looks at me,
When she smiles,
When our fingers touch,

I’m flattered,

As the reader,
You are thinking,
These two are made for each other,
Wait till you hear her response,

Instead of saying,
Oh that is sweet,
Thank you honey,
She said,

“Do you want me to shoot you now,
Or have federal agents,
Shoot you after I leave”,

Federal agents walked into the office,
“Who are you?
What are you doing here?
This is a restricted area.”

Normally we are quick,
Act like she’s lost,
Pretend I suffer from a brain injury,
This time was different,

I carried on,
My romantic dreams were caged,
They needed to be Free like Willy,

Instead of speaking to Bonnie,
I spoke to the agents,

Kau tak biarkan sedihku menjadi tangis,
Kau tak biar tawaku jadi lupa,
Kau tak pernah pasangkan pasung di kakiku agar,
Aku bisa berjalan, berlari,
Kau tak pernah ikatkan rantai di tanganku,
Agar aku bisa genggam dunia,
Sayangmu selimut yang menentramkan,

We killed Shakespeare,
Both agents confused,
Not sure if I was hitting on them,

Bonnie had let out a small smile,
Kind of a smirk,
Between a smile and a smirk,

Not expecting her to reply,
Thinking she would have shot them both,
Story over,
She replied,

Aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana,
Dengan kata yang tak sempat diucapkan kayu kepada api yang menjadikannya abu,
Aku ingin mencintaimu dengan sederhana,
Dengan isyarat yang tak sempat disampaikan awan kepada hujan yang menjadikannya tiada,

How did it end?
Did Bonnie handle business?
We walked out of the same door,
We used to walk in,
All of this,
Was a long way of explaining,

On Monday, we memorize exits,
On Tuesday, we travel East,
On Wednesday, we watch Pulp Fiction,
On Thursday, we throw ninja stars,
On Friday, we forge currency,

During the weekend,
You are my Best Friend,
During the night,
You are my Lover,
During the week,
You are my Bonnie,

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