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 | ©2019

21 thoughts on “Lover’s Trail

  1. Whoa! Haunting! It felt like a magical fairy tail at the beginning and slowly morphed for me into an Andersen or Grimm fairy tail by the end. Gripping and poignant! Well done!

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  2. Hello my friend. Working my way back to my site as it’s been some bit of time for me since I’ve written anything. Reading your words reminds me of how intimate the relationship is with the writers pen. Hope you are well.

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