Poem for October - Orang Perak itu bukan Melayu.

The Perak man and the Perak woman
both died in the cave.
Being the first to reach Death
makes them the memorable one.
Yet the infinity is written by
Milky Ways of inhumanities.
Why should you, the unsung painter,
be intimidated by the Puteri and the Putera?
The earth will reclaim its right of amnesia.
And any dust shall surrender.
But I shall always remember:
the Perak man and the Perak woman
were once not Malay.