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    Poetry Reading By Tania Rahman

    Poetry Reading By Tania Rahman

    image by @ilsa_whk 

    words by @__taniarahman

    something about bodies of water

    soothe me like nothing else

    perhaps it reminds me

    of what it feels like

    to be in my mother's womb

    before my first worldly trauma

    was inflicted upon me

    cold metal claws

    rip me out of my mother

    and into a stranger's hands

    a room filled with bright lights

    maybe that's why until today

    i loathe the sting of

    fluorescent lighting

    in an enclosed space

    perhaps it's because

    the ocean too cycles

    with the moon

    just as i do

    tides swell, rivers flow

    they cannot resist

    the pull of the moon

    as a young child

    my lungs filled with water

    as i sank deeper and deeper

    into the depths

    of an olympic sized pool

    but i returned to land

    and breathed again

    a rebirth? again,

    pulled out of the waters

    by someone i did not know

    am i doomed

    to forever wait

    for a saviour

    to come and rescue me?

    that was the blueprint

    to my entire life

    set by the path i took

    to come into this world

    alas the water didn't take me

    and i keep coming back to it

    again and again

    i've always wondered

    if one day the water

    will claim me

    as one of her own

    - T.R

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