escape

LAPSE

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

© Tamara Natividad | pisceanesque.com | Written 10 October, 2019

METAMORPHOSIS

punishment
in the language of hope
scorching its way with splintered paddles
down to the roughs of my hungry feet
and teaching me
equally
of steadfastness and self-love
through the blanketing challenges of escape

© Tamara Natividad | pisceanesque.com | Written 28 November, 2017

WHIP

You are my story
and I escape within these pages
of your unmapped strength
through pauses
and the violence
that collects each letter;
another lash I want
and need
but don’t deserve.

© Tamara Natividad | pisceanesque.com | Written 3 July, 2017

CAUGHT

 

You captured me
with nothing
but your very
existence
and I
didn’t even notice
I was escaping
mine.

 

© Tamara Natividad | pisceanesque.com | Written 13 December, 2013

NIGHT LIFE

Somewhere
beyond the outskirts
of my coloured dreams,
the Sentry
– distant –
marking time
watches
as my silent soul
escapes,
eloping
while I sleep
– awakened –
with my fictional
and very real
desires.

© Tamara Natividad | pisceanesque.com | Written 6 December, 2013