Month: October 2019


She was not brave:
she was necessary.

© Tamara Natividad | | Written 27 October 2019


She recovered her heart with
yesterday sighs
and only her tomorrow smile
knew enough about courage
to forgive the delay.

© Tamara Natividad | | Written 10 October, 2019


Here comes the addiction again, its
whispering lips disguised as passion, the
touch of its hidden hand tap-running
way beyond the weave of my skin
and I
soaked to my core, allow it to wed me:
these buckling knees and paper mâché vows
impressing the addict impaled inside, and
while it listens
eyes necking everything in raised pulse
it rolls them back with slack-jawed possession
and I move aside
host to a beaten heart that will not commit to stopping
– a puppeteer’d shell in this limbless silence –
running far without a single step
both of us
gambling with a satisfied purr that only I
once combative
now frail
know as loneliness

© Tamara Natividad | | Written 9 October, 2019