Month: May 2018


They all write of love.

But true adventure lay between a frozen boundary of
stony words. Between a synchronism of dishonest friendship
and the cowardice of being alone.

Poetry is animal without tongue or limb and it
bellows wildly in dormant pursuit.
It flowers only to write of
hand grenades that fall like alphabet stars;
pollen, like acid rain.
It flourishes in drama of silent depth
as wound commits to scar.

Sometimes it touches
and perhaps we might call it rape
but all it ever seeks is our forgiveness,
an atoned pardon for not arriving
– for not stampeding us –
any sooner than it had.

© Tamara Natividad | | Written 8 May, 2018