Sunshine in my Pocket

I carry sunshine in my pocket, the same place I keep memories of you. It’s raining here, outside, so slipping my rainbow-stained fingers within, I touch the radiating heat of you. My defenses melt away with every glimpse of your beaming heart and gentle eyes. Those same defenses that my tears had put in place. […]

Quietly, I Love You

I think I fell in love with you This should not be possible Our love cannot be Yet whenever I think of you My heart soars and squeezes My lips smile and laugh My eyes close, as I imagine If only, what could be I know, you won’t be mine to hold You told me […]

Engravings

every word you whispered etched itself deep working right through my soul my fingers trace along those edges memories pulled from my depths your soft voice so low lifted shivers up and out now dripping morning dew howls escape my torn lips violence within my sustenance I collapse a shuddering heap my spirit rests eternally […]

Dawn’s Electric Kiss

dawn quietly carefully tiptoed across the sheets revealing my alabaster skin unclothed naked greedy flesh hungry for you shivering anticipating quaking and aching for your touch taste my sweet lips parting electric kisses and swollen tongues exposed soft breasts heaving and bruised greeted the rising moon much like my heart and yours tara caribou | […]

Little Reminders

Fading out Memories Whitewashed Sterilized and bleached Shelved and labeled Photographs yellowing Slip from distracted fingertips Rivers dried leave sandy beds Words quiver then still History becomes history Novelty, routine No longer special Or unique Not a glowing star Illumination dimming The truth hurts But at least it is The Truth Little reminders of who […]

8:42am (Insomnia)

She’s lying upon her bed She wakes, trembling violently Her jaw is wired shut Her eyelids rapidly flutter There’s a pressure on her chest Breaths in spurts and shudders There is something inside her She wants to vomit It moves to leave It wants to escape It tears and claws inside her There’s violence in […]

In His Eyes

Sun blossoms in her hair Remind him of summer gardens And rippling crystalline creeks Her lips need no false color Her skin no extra adornment In his eyes She is naturally gorgeous tara caribou | ©️2019

This Exquisite Embrace

Embracing this soft subtle intoxication, I shift My heart swelling with emotion and deaf tears Curses spill off my lips, sound like your name There’s a rushing torrent curling through me I lift and expand myself, exposed before you Twist your tongue, now drink deeply You composed stars in my eyes, I blink rapidly So […]

Crying to the Deep

From the inky depths something calls deep crying out to deep Staring over the edge he feels the pull stretches his hand forth He sees his reflection beneath it, movement withdraws his hand in terror stumbles backwards His heel catches on a coil of rope down he tumbles, arms flailing He lifts his voice in […]