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 Read this and […]

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 […]

Heart-Shaped Puzzle

Sometimes I want a hand gripping my wrists as you penetrate my core with vicious thrusts, bared teeth, and filthy words. To be ripped apart for your pleasure, which is also mine. But there are times, too, when I want you to say I’m beautiful, even though I don’t believe it, but just to know […]

Pearls Before Swine

rooting around in the damp earth I came upon the first pearl took it between my lips it tasted like bright lemons and fresh rain the first laughter birthed by new friendship the next one burned my mouth but I swallowed it quickly the rich spiciness of the first time he said I was beautiful […]

A Natural Symphony

Today, as I often do, I surrendered to the music of the ocean waves surging and retreating against the shore, the birds, oh the birds!, in their marvelous song, chirps and whistles and shrill remarks, the fuzzy bumblebees and the flies and hornets buzzing suddenly as they move from dandelion to dandelion, water cascading over […]

Sipping Leftovers

my confidence is shaken I am weak moss covers my ankles my fingers hang down shaking from limp wrists my feet are cracked and worn worms have gorged themselves behind my eyes eyes which have no more tears my cheeks are sunken grey bowls and the rain no longer brings joy what have I become […]