Tequila Sunrise

strands of golden honey light

wraps it’s fingers in my hair

the air above me glows a brutal pink

reminds me of something soft and slick

something I long to run my fingers through

I taste tequila behind my teeth

though it’s been months beneath my tongue

a gull wheels overhead, cries out to her lover

and I know the feeling all too well

my pockets are lined with soft pebbles

worn smooth from use

as my fingers stir them over and over

I’m an ocean in my own right

the wind and sun created me

the moon moves me

and he, in my eyes, is all three of them

tara caribou | ©2019

Read this and more in my poetry book, Four.

16 thoughts on “Tequila Sunrise

    1. Thank you Stella! So nice to see you stop by. You know, I have been wanting to catch up on your blog but I can’t access it anymore, that makes me kinda sad because you have written some very touching beautiful pieces. I hope you are doing well.

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        1. I can understand that. I have times I despise myself and my art. There are times I morph into something different and times I keep going. I hope that you’ll keep writing if it brings you joy. If you ever need an ear or if there’s any way I could help 🤷🏼‍♀️ just ask. In the mean time, I hope you find what you’re looking for in your soul searching.

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        2. I appreciate it:) In recent years I’ve been on a search for something I guess. Life experiences change us and that’s something I’ve been going through. I suppose it’s not really soul searching, it’s just life. I enjoy your writing!

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        3. I think you don’t give yourself enough credit, Stella. The fact that you are processing through your life these last few years says that you are in fact soul-searching. I think that’s a beautiful thing. To embrace the wonderful things/people that come and go in our lives. To embrace the things they teach us about ourselves. To let those things pass through our lives with grace. That’s when we learn to see the marvelous glory of life. Peace and love to you, friend.

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        4. Wise words! I was married for twenty years to my high school sweetheart. When he passed I had no idea who I was without him. I’m still trying to figure that out. I let very few people in my life. The ones that are, teach me constantly. I’m forever thankful. Having such painful loss helps us see the marvelous glory of life also!! I love your message!! Peace and love to you too!:)

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        5. I understand in my own way. I also was married for twenty years but while he did not pass on, I have had to learn who I really am because it wasn’t a healthy relationship. He completely changed me (for the negative) until I was lost in being who HE wanted me to be rather than us growing together as a couple. So, in my own way, I can understand.

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        6. I’m so sorry to hear that. I’m glad you got away from that. Be kind to yourself and live free. Always find reasons to smile.:) I have to tell myself that. 🙂


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