Across the Table

How many times had they sat opposite this very table from one another? Dozens. A hundred? They had been friends for years, him and her. Seen each other through thin times and thick. Friends. Good friends. She through a divorce. He through a massive breakup (though he would never tell her what all went wrong […]

Wild Animals

It’s not that I really have to battle any real wild animals. I live rurally. Pretty rural. Out in the wilds of Alaska. But they’re out there… I know they are. Oh wait….: I mean honestly… this is what I primarily see. Mostly wild. I say mostly because to be honest, if they hear my […]

Fearless

with each passing day I found my heart becoming more and more entangled with yours until one day I can no longer tell where you begin and I end and somehow that doesn’t scare me any longer tara caribou | ©2019

Broken Beyond

Nights long past when I lay there in his arms, my soul felt complete and whole. And then he went away and I lay here alone, my heart having gone with him, I am but incomplete. Lacking. Tears soak my cheeks. My pillow. I cover my face. Shame fills me for letting him in. For […]

I Lied

I said I don’t care if you don’t read my words But I lied I said I don’t mind if you don’t listen to me speak But I lied I said I don’t mind if you don’t hold me tonight But I lied I said I don’t need you for the rest of my life […]

And Now…?

nothing was as it seemed truth escaped without saying goodbye abandoned to the darker reality I am without hope or peace I am alone very alone my sun lays quietly behind stone clouds my moon chases another lover and has set in the south the four winds have settled in the hollow the earth speaks […]

No Other Way

To you, it’s easy ‘Just leave him’, you say As if it’s just that simple Thing is, there’s love in his fists And affection in his eyes He always whispers ‘I love you’ As he doles out the beatings And reminds her he never Wants to hurt her She’s lucky, you see To have him […]

Oh Wretched Heart!

oh my heart! my wretched heart! filled with so much love to give so ready to receive too ready, perhaps! gullible bold, in love forgiving to its own detriment able to always see good and yet, and yet… this heart of mine! sits alone because every fucking time I lift it out to trust I […]

Nothing So Sweet

the thing is my hands stretch out for you my dreams wrap around yours they swirl and intermingle to the point I doubt I could separate these threads of wispy fog from my ankles or my wrists instead I lift every morsel you shift towards me and swallow it whole like a heron snapping up […]

Pull Me

deeper deeper pull me down deeper in to you I was craving starving begging longing for someone shaped just like you deeper pull me deeper inside of you tara caribou | ©2019