Heard in a Seashell One Evening

Relentless sway Rise and fall Wet, wet, dry Shifting tiny things Cradling the old Cold and full of life Warm and empty Filled with song and movement Movement, movement Rising again Bringing back new life A cry! An awakening Hopeful, peaceful, fierce Fits of rage, necessary Glassy calm Creator Destroyer Dying, crying, poison! poison! How […]

Break the Bonds

let us break the bonds of time and space for you see me as no one has ever seen me I’m filled with joy and laughter (what is this thing you’ve placed in me?) we, you and I, rise out of this atmosphere and transcend all that’s come before or will in the future for […]

Grief Held

The loss was so profound So deep So all-encompassing that it Seemed For a time As if the tears would Never End “Will I ever stop crying?” I asked the world in general In poured the platitudes The endearments The empty gestures And then she spoke up from the midst “Never. You’ll never stop crying.” […]

Don’t Blink

She has beautiful eyes The most entrancing eyes Becoming lost Oh I find myself staring Diving Swimming Floundering A whirlpool Spinning me around Waves cover my face I forget to breathe I willingly drown She’s my oxygen now tara caribou | ©2020

Waiting

Send me a sign Pull back the veil Reveal your desires Reveal your heart (Don’t hide away) (Don’t hide away) Write out my name Give me a whisper Show me a glimpse Show me the real you (Don’t hold back) (Don’t hold back) Sing me a song Lead me to your soul Stir up my […]

Alpha/Omega

Part I time, they say, is both long and short wasted or used or perhaps our master something to fear and hate yet I say time is nothing when viewed through the lens of me and you time has lost its power, its sway, its hold it has not become weak or silent, no instead […]

Rebirth

in the bright blinding light I shiver never been here before ripped from the comfort of the womb soft sounds always warm what have I become? I hear your voice croons of love no more screaming but wait what am I missing? coughing, I sputter you say my name peace follows and I breathe I […]

And I Breathe

the first time I inhaled you I became cleansed your oxygen fills all the stale places within me how did you do that? how did you infuse yourself into my every thought? I breathe in, it’s you I breathe out, it’s you how am I able to see colors where there were none? I am […]

Transmission Received

it was in the cold pale in-between where I heard you whisper my name I turned my face toward you seven sisters stared back silently and then I felt the silent shift inside your pull is so strong it has become my vitality I spiraled in orbit then crashed hard burning, howling tearing the very […]

Trinket (meet me at the carnival pt 6)

Labyrinth of booths and tents and tables Haphazard at best, colors and flags everywhere Handwoven scarves and painted magnets Silk-screened logos on tie-dyed shirts Specialty soaps and hand-dipped candles The handicapped kid makes exquisite paintings “Cheapest rates if you switch to us” Jewelry, knives, wooden puzzles and hats, hats, hats “Best product out there, I’ve […]