Be Careful What You Wish For – collaboration

She’s hungry, looking for her next lover
The vampire-thing last year ran its course
Yeti was fun for a while
The faun was highly overrated

This year is going to be different
Her desires will be satisfied for sure
Tapping her chin in thought with a long purple nail
Aha! An idea springs to mind

Why do I bother I never get lucky
And I always look great at a costume party
I’ve bought at least one from every stall
Only the best from comic con’s hall

Maybe this year will be my time
Why shouldn’t it, I’m in my prime
A geek, a nerd… Who the hell cares
It can’t be worse than the other nightmares

Dressing for success means tight leggings
And a vine wrapped around her arm
Dark, glittery makeup accentuates her eyes
Her provocative dress screams Earth Sorceress

I’ll dress as I am, let them sneer
Tell them I’m a serial killer
I’ll take my prop, the rubber knife
That’ll scare the sycophant low life

Arriving to the party fashionably late
Her eyes scan and immediately fall on the One
He’s uncomfortable, he’s unsure, he’s perfect
This year is gonna be different indeed

One more beer and I’ll call it a day
Erm; who is that woman walking my way
She’s dress to kill; don’t look, don’t stare
Look her nails match the purple in her hair

She doesn’t mix her words, no
It’s straight to the point
‘You and me, Killer, are going to be busy tonight
I’ve got a desire for someone just like you.’

What do I say, what do I do
She looks amazing I don’t have a clue
Play it cool “Hi, how are you”
Holy shit I’m gonna spew

Taking him home is just the first step
First it’s a special-brewed tea, just a hint of a spell
Nothing too terribly over-the-top
She knows from experience, one cup and he’s hers

How did I get here, what’s the catch?
Did she just put the door off the latch?
A cup of tea, a herbal brew
Guess it can’t hurt, a sip or two

As they sit on the couch drinking tea
And the conversation grows and deepens
She finds herself drawn in by him
A piece seems to fit into place

Bloody hell and OMG
What is this spell she has over me?
I’ll stick around, no you should go
Just enjoy this black widow’s bordello

Maybe what’s been missing this whole time
Is a connection with someone who’s real
She decides to drink the tea with him
This is shaping up to be the best Halloween ever

Her skin’s so pale, why do I fear
Purple in her eyes; why am I here
A nightmare, a dream; just make-believe
I think it’s time I took my leave

Gripping his wrist she begs him to stay
As expected he can’t turn her down
Her nail runs down his wrist and in she leans
Lips upon lips, teeth against teeth

Her touch is so beguiling but I’m no Romeo
She’s wrapped around my senses, won’t let me go
I never expected this to be so supernatural
She has a grip on me like fingers in my skull

As he lays there sleeping she casts another spell
She’ll do anything to keep him here
Night turns to day and day turns to night
Incantations layering neatly across his eyes

How long have I been here, lost in her touch
What is this I’m feeling, why don’t I care as much
I can’t let this go on even when I want to stay
Is this love or am I cursed, I have to get away

Imagine her surprise when come Monday morn
He’s slipped from her room with ease
This has never happened before
And so days turn to weeks and she rages at her loss

She’ll never forget when a nerd bested the witch


©️tara caribou & JRFC – 2018

I’ve sort of been nagging JC from The Mush from the Hill to collaborate with me for a while now and finally he said yes! Ha! You know me, I’m impressed with rhyming poetry as I just very literally cannot do it. Here’s JC to save the day! Who wouldn’t love a real-life witch and a nerd… they’re the perfect couple. Happy Halloween, dear readers!

32 thoughts on “Be Careful What You Wish For – collaboration

      1. Holy heck! I’m so excited….okay….I can do this. I can be patient….gon’ keep it together and be cool.
        Oh Tara. Whatever it turns out to be, whether I recognize it or not. Thank you for this.
        This anticipation, this excitement, this wonder and wondering. For these feels I feels right now.
        And I gotta say, the knowing that I was in your thoughts, and you wrote a thing and I was present in some way while you did….oh….I feel like a queen on her throne.

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  1. Oh my, this was all kinds of fun! First off, this needs an Ayreon background, no buts, it’s PERFECT for that sort of thing. Second, I loved how the story progressed, scene after scene. The pacing was very cinematic and the constant shifts in perspective (which, I will admit, took me a second to get used to) gleefully gives the two sides of the story but UNITES them in one: the night.

    As for a nerd besting the witch, now THAT was a twist I didn’t see coming: as the story went on, I thought for sure this was going to end in a murder, or a ritual sacrifice, but then it didn’t and when the witch woke up alone, I was moved, awed, happy, wistful and… yes.

    I enjoy your storytelling poems, can’t you tell?

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