Hatch

tiny dragon sits and waits patiently biding her time curled up within her safe shell of blue with dark uneven spots she rests not in a nest of twigs and leaves or pebbles and mud but instead upon my tongue sometimes I roll her around my mouth (gently, gently, never crushing) she is smooth and […]

In Denial

I love you There’s no other way to say it I miss you when you’re gone You make me incredibly happy Incredibly sad I’m not always that good with my words Most of the time I keep the important ones locked inside Sometimes I hold up the mask that says We’re just friends and that’s […]

Priceless and Precious

I lost something precious A pearl of immense value Made its own way to my hearth and home I remember embracing it Cherishing its soft smoothness in my palm It was both warm and cool I marveled at its creation In wonder I was blessed to hold it Now I sigh and whimper As I […]

Sticky Seed

I will eat you bite by bite wrap my tongue around you suck you down grind you between my molars press you to the roof of my mouth absorbing your flavor until I have extracted every juicy bit you never knew you had to offer then I’ll swallow you one big gulp and down into […]

Lies I Tell Myself (and Sometimes Others)

It’s okay that you don’t love me. I’m not hurting. It doesn’t bother me that you don’t read what I write. Sliding razor blades across my skin helps me feel (better). Stopping helps me feel (better). I’m happy. I’m getting used to us being apart. This hurts less now than it used to. We can […]

Slithering In

spill yourself into me pour your soul into my open mouth let my thirsty tongue lick your every thought slipping through every crack and crevice slithering in I taste depth and insight humor and sadness experience and love artistry and lust every flavor is a whisper I can never get enough lapping at your feet […]

Coming Soon…. Fallen Star Rising

Hello Dear Readers, I am so excited to share the good news that today I officially published my poetry book, Fallen Star Rising. I’m not putting it up for sale just yet, but I’m hoping that will happen in early June. This has been such a great experience start to (almost) finish and I have […]

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

Love Me

love me when I’m alone love me when I’m down love me when I’m ecstatic love me when I’m clingy love me when I’m in a crowd love me when I’m beautiful love me when I’m silly love me when I’m over the moon love me when I’m ugly love me when I fail love […]

Versatile Blogger Award

[Hi Mike! Thanks for nominating me.] Rules: I never obey the rules so I hesitate to list them. But you’re supposed to say seven things about yourself and also nominate some other bloggers to maybe participate. In the several times I’ve done this… I think two people “participated back”? So, we’ll see how much I […]