Winter Peace

I’ve been spending as much time as I can on my beach, letting the quiet soak into my bones and its peace cover my soul. I have a narrow road to recovery but it is these moments that I find myself able to heal, little pieces at a time. Parts of me feeling betrayed. Parts […]

That Fine Line

Your feet nearly touch the thin line, waiting, then pushing a toe tentatively nearer; you sigh wistfully, pull back gently. What delight may be held, should you ultimately cross over? Would it be to your peril or your salvation? There are risks and there are rewards to that line. You know you can’t straddle it. […]

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 […]

Chrysalis

–Ignite– Inhale sandalwood embers Smoke seeps from the corners of her eyes Drifts past her cheeks Soot trails Maps of tears Wispy withering clouds Caress then fall away Skin bright Dewdrops etched Step out trailing vapor Swirling ‘round ankles Falling free Cracked and fracture Dropping pieces Leaving behind crumbs Glass shards Finger prick Bloody sliver […]

The Release of Shame

When I was in high school, Jeremiah was my best friend. I lived the farthest away from that rural school than anyone else, over in the next town. Every school morning my mom would drive me the mile from our house to the elementary school to get on an elementary school bus which would drive […]

Blog Changes

Hello dear readers. Just as a side-note. I wanted to mention that you may (or may not) have noticed that I have pulled all my erotica off this site. I’m still writing and sharing it, just not here. Anyone interested in following my other site, feel free to email me for the blog link. If […]

Heart of Stone

A heart of stone Found by Muddy clay Embedding Entwining Infusing Wrapping itself around the heart Becoming one Cementing together Softening Becoming stronger No longer two-dimensional Now with layers and texture Folding over Permeating Mixing Sand and clay and mud and stone Stone Stone softening Stone melting (How can this be?) Morphing Changing Something new […]

Defeated

Passion ignited Devotion captured Heart dismissed Doubts returned Shadows lengthened Light disappeared Darkness descended Head played Promises abandoned Trust deserted Hope wavered Affection discarded Tears cascaded Pleas ignored Mind illuminated Love defeated Lesson learned tara caribou | ©️2018

Reconstruction

Cover me in your blanket of stars Allow your light to kiss my cheeks Surround me by your dark embrace Cradle your palm beneath my chin Absorb my shuddering pale knees Bleach out my bare brittle bones Scour away my self-taught lies Infuse my heart with redeeming faith Believe in my capacity to learn Compose […]