Month: June 2016



this moment will
without you
slip away from me

as I feared, alone
in a raft made for two

oars afloat
beyond my cramping fingers

and nothing but my shadow-self
will be revived

© Tamara Natividad | | Written 13 June, 2016


Here, the last moment,
time stealing that now as well . . .
no tock to the tick.

© Tamara Natividad | | Written 13 June, 2016


There you were: that sky,
that breeze, those fluffy white clouds.
Now, here comes your rain.

© Tamara Natividad | | Written 13 June, 2016


I have
once more
jailed my vision
splicing diamond-cut thoughts with this
cross-bred and violently bleeding doubt that
feeds from the stomach and shreds the sanest of minds

It is here this rampant indecision
squawks in wordless tongue, lashing
its disposable fancies
(arrow-tipped precision)
at my shaking core

bowels emptying
alongside any creative thoughts of semblance

Now all that is left to bear witness: a sweaty palm or two
– and silence –
as the webbing of my fingers um and ah
hovering like midnight fireflies
over the speech-impeded womb
of my QWERTY keys

And, inside, I hear laughter

© Tamara Natividad | | Written 13 June, 2016


Piece by formless piece of me
compose of new desires –
write me back to life before my hope

Inflate my heart until it finds itself
in soothing flight –
sprout for me the wings I need
to beat its rhythm right

Expand my lungs to fill with life
and bleed this void no more –
to breathe ambition in until
it seeps from every pore

Expression-fill my written words
in storms to self-empower –
for in this silent wash of time
perspective leaves me sour

Find within my shadows
proof of flawless, lustrous light –
elucidate my purpose
forming day from cloudy night

Write of peace, a balm
to heal my bleakly fractured power –
a vision
to seed and plant
and soon – I hope – to flower

Inspire my eroding soul
with passion to ignite –
a reason to awaken
with fervour to incite

Harmonise expression
to unlock what I admire –
write me back to life before I
might expire

© Tamara Natividad | | Written 13 June 2016