Tendrils of Home

Your fingers brush against my skin as you gently gather my hair and move it away from my neck. I shiver. I sigh. Inside I’m humming, anticipation for your next touch. Your lips on my shoulder, suction and teeth. I completely bend for you. Your draw is powerful, I am overcome. Intoxicated. Your voice low […]

It Is Enough

I am dark shadows and tear-stained cheeks. I am bursting laughter and bruised hips. I am a brooding damp fog and twisted smiles. I am tormented memories and soft silk. I am covered in anguish and measured lines. I am tracing and repeating and inward mind. I am troubled of spirit and a passionate desire. […]

Blooms of Green

Love’s green leaves unfurled in my heart The moment you spoke my name New life, a new creation Seeds unwatered but waiting patiently Your hand in mine, I lifted my face Your smile, a bright orange glow in my sky A kiss on my cheek, roots spreading Your heartbeat beneath my palm And love bloomed […]

Fertilization

I curl and shrink until I fit perfectly in the palm of your hand lift me cradle me tuck me between your ribs you are my warm cocoon a shower of gentle yet fierce love there’s no denying you have every part of me and now I grow tara caribou | ©2020

Once A Prince, Now A King

Strong arms hold a precious little parcel. Cradled there, she appears tiny. She screams and yells; Tears course down his cheeks. He touches the back of her hand; she latches on with a grip that can stop ten grown men in their tracks. She gazes at his face; he smiles. She smiles then coos. His […]

Fair Weather Friend

You know the one Always there when the sun shines And when you find five bucks on the sidewalk The first time you mention The creeping sadness in your heart POOF Magic disappearance act Gone How are you? they ask I’m feeling a bit depressed, you reply . . . Crickets chirp You can hear […]

Star-Crossed Tongues

Effortlessly you slide deep inside After signing your name All along my curled edges I sigh I taste your essence On my tongue That which is truly you Your profane mind Coating your wicked mouth I’m thirsty, ravenous I want more But now you’ve pushed inside me And I’m overwhelmed Exceedingly so Full of your […]

Assumptions 101

Look me in the eye and say that again… or weren’t you listening? No? Because in all reality, you were speaking without thinking. Again. Without all the facts. With all your presuppositions and a tainted mind. You assume you know and so you speak. Here’s a piece of advice: shut the fuck up for once […]

Stand-In

I’m a temporary fix You’ve got a hole in your heart She hurt you, right? She neglected you She doesn’t meet your eyes any longer She shrugs her shoulder When you reach for her So you look around I’m standing here And it seems the stars have aligned You’ve got special glasses You see what […]