heart-broken

PAPER HEART

paper
thin
my wordless heart
mistaken origami art
naked – stark – pristine – unfolded
chapters lost before they start
my heaving chest its leaving ark
escaping from the boundless dark
a sea of inkless tears to mark
the day you drowned my
paper heart 

© Tamara Natividad | pisceanesque.com | Written 21 February 2021

STOIC

There is nothing,
short of absence

flocked as well in chasm as expanse;
deplete of all and nourishment
in trance with echoed dance,
which,
farmed as wealth for plunder
wears a cold and faceless frieze;

as lingering and as formless,
it, bequeathed in whole disease
whilst bounded by detachment
mirrored, stale
and faint,
and seized

as broken hearts denied repair
to leak, unprized, uneased

© Tamara Natividad | pisceanesque.com | Written 19 December 2020