In His Eyes

Sun blossoms in her hair Remind him of summer gardens And rippling crystalline creeks Her lips need no false color Her skin no extra adornment In his eyes She is naturally gorgeous tara caribou | ©️2019

This Exquisite Embrace

Embracing this soft subtle intoxication, I shift My heart swelling with emotion and deaf tears Curses spill off my lips, sound like your name There’s a rushing torrent curling through me I lift and expand myself, exposed before you Twist your tongue, now drink deeply You composed stars in my eyes, I blink rapidly So […]

Crying to the Deep

From the inky depths something calls deep crying out to deep Staring over the edge he feels the pull stretches his hand forth He sees his reflection beneath it, movement withdraws his hand in terror stumbles backwards His heel catches on a coil of rope down he tumbles, arms flailing He lifts his voice in […]

Don’t Let Them

Come on, girl Don’t let them see you’re hurting Don’t let them see The pain in your eyes Smile when you’d rather cry Say you’re okay When you’d rather say you’re dying Don’t look them in the eye Be vague Can’t let them know your anguish Your broken heart Your innermost feelings Cry in the […]

Would You?

would you cherish my beating soul? would you cherish my artist’s hand? you’re everything to me would you watch me finger myself? would you watch me shake and dance? I’m filled with visions of us would you taste my so-soft lips? would you taste my heady love? you’re more than I could hope for would […]

Journal Entries

Last night I said, “I cried less today than yesterday.” And I felt like it was some small triumph. But today I go pick up his ashes and I’m not sure how to carry on. I’ve done nothing but cry today. I cried literally from the moment I woke up to the time I went […]

Would That We Had Met Earlier

when last we spoke oh how I tried to play it cool your voice soothes my soul your mind a balm upon my heart your laughter my sustenance I let your words burn themselves upon the chambers of my spirit each one becoming a part of me I cling in near desperation for you how […]

Oceana

She crawled from the waves on a moonlit night, abandoning her world of wet How many years she’d spent watching others live their lives from beneath the surface Close yet aloof, necessarily separate A young couple passing by holding hands, their life together just begun, giggles and sighs, long drawn out kisses, dreams spilling from […]

Run and Hide

Run little girl run Run as fast as your feet can carry you Hide yourself away In the woods, climb a tree High, so high up In the field, ‘neath the tall grass As a tiny mouse Near the sea, amongst the boulders Small as you can be Don’t look behind you Never leave a […]