How Long

How long will it take for the light to fade from her eyes? Before you become a soft memory? For the ache to release its grip? Oh how her tears flow! (May they stop soon.) How her shoulders shudder! How she sighs! How many hours has she given to wild desperation? To hope? To wistful […]

Do You See?

pity paints her cheeks in shades of silence there’s grace in her tearful sighs and reluctant embraces she holds her head high though inside she’s falling apart do you desire to lift her hand to your lips? she’s bore the brunt of it all and for some reason continues placing one foot before the other […]

The Heart Thief

I called out to the moon late one night: “Here, keep my heart for safe keeping; It’s been hurt so many times and I give it away far too easily. Please protect it from those it is looking for” She smiled kindly and reached down, Surrounded my wounded heart with light And with her beams […]

Bound

Before you, my life was pale. Incomplete. Unsatisfactory. An element was missing I could never place. I tried filling that spot with lots of other things and people, nothing ever matching up just right. I wasn’t searching for love. And yet, in a moment our hearts went from two to one. Our spirits became bound, […]

Cored Soul

there was curled up in my belly something crouching, waiting I felt sick and nervous it dug its claws in a little deeper my heart leapt tried to work it’s way from my throat I swallowed thickly and probed my flesh there right there my suspicions confirmed I dropped to my knees fell forward and […]

And Now…?

nothing was as it seemed truth escaped without saying goodbye abandoned to the darker reality I am without hope or peace I am alone very alone my sun lays quietly behind stone clouds my moon chases another lover and has set in the south the four winds have settled in the hollow the earth speaks […]

Oh Wretched Heart!

oh my heart! my wretched heart! filled with so much love to give so ready to receive too ready, perhaps! gullible bold, in love forgiving to its own detriment able to always see good and yet, and yet… this heart of mine! sits alone because every fucking time I lift it out to trust I […]

Nothing So Sweet

the thing is my hands stretch out for you my dreams wrap around yours they swirl and intermingle to the point I doubt I could separate these threads of wispy fog from my ankles or my wrists instead I lift every morsel you shift towards me and swallow it whole like a heron snapping up […]

Pull Me

deeper deeper pull me down deeper in to you I was craving starving begging longing for someone shaped just like you deeper pull me deeper inside of you tara caribou | ©2019

A Midsummer’s Rain

your love rolled down my edges over all my valleys and soaked into these crevices I was dried and crumbling until you you rained down filled me to overflowing I am an ink’s blotter spill into me again and yet again drown me in your love I am thirsty and I will never have enough […]