Lover’s Trail

If you walk an overgrown trail
not far from here
which weaves its way through the wood
you’ll chance upon
should you be looking
a familiar moss-covered boulder
though you never
perceived it there before

Yet it will draw you in
should your eyes chance upon it
you’ll find your feet
straying off the path
your eyes won’t look away

Your hand
of its own mind
will stretch forth to feel it
there’s magic in the air and
one touch will spark
from there to you

Soft green moss
your fingers delve in
pushing deeper
’til you feel solid rock beneath
before long you’ll feel it: her

You’ll feel her heart beating
the gentle cadence of her breath
the cool warmth of her skin
her peace will engulf you
seep inside
cover over

For long ago
it is said
she came to these woods
upon this very spot
to meet with her lover
while unknown to her
along the way
he was beset by wicked men
brought down
for the paper in his pocket
and she waits here still
even to this day
for her love to join her once more

©️tara caribou – 2018

22 thoughts on “Lover’s Trail

  1. Hey. I really liked the way you’ve written this. I felt the emotion, the honesty. This is remarkable writing, I am inspired to be better because of posts like these. I hope you could follow my Page, maybe you could be inspired too. Thank you! 🙂

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  2. Exactly like it should have been said. I complement you on choosing your words, with them telling the story in a pleasing way. I’d tell you it was great and all, but you tend not to believe that sort of talk!

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      1. I chose my words carefully so as not to compliment you in a way that you would reject my opinion. I will continue trying to appreciate your work and who I think you are as person, but not telling you something that you are not ready, just yet, to accept.

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  3. Well this very kind conversation with you, being very public and not that private, has been one of the highlights of my day, but don’t consider that to be a compliment, or we’ll have to start this all over again, OK?

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