Hook, Line, and Sinker

she watches her poetic words wriggling and squirming on her hook wrapping and skewering them until they writhe in pain even as they try to leap from the page for her words know they’re bait wanting to warn her unwitting prey they’re sure to lure to its demise ppzzzzzzz-plunk! she casts those words far random […]

Feathers in the Light, Shimmer

He made her feel like she could fly. Like she could do anything she put her heart to, because he believed in her. He made her soul lift and smile. He made laughter burst from her lips. He brought color to her mornings and to her evenings. In her mind, he loved her. But the […]

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 […]

Dear Friends

I experienced a medical emergency and I won’t be around for a while. I’m sorry about that. If I’m able to read, I will. Love and light to you all, ~tara caribou

Just Another Tool

I’m just Another tool in your tool belt Right? Pull me out when you Need me Walk away when you’re Done You bastard I don’t want to be Your useful tool Your stepping stone Your plaything Your side-fling Your feel-good Your second choice Your ego-stroke Your loyal dog I want someone Who loves me I […]

The Tree

There was this hole in my heart. Not a bullet hole or an old stab wound. It was a hole dug in the dirt, old broken roots poking out here and there. Dead leaves and moss on the top edges, becoming darker, richer as the layers went down. I kept falling in the hole as […]

Mind Separation

I’m pushed and pulled Taken advantage of Misunderstood Overwhelmed Long forgotten Minor distraction Shoved aside Second to last A piece of meat Obeyer of rules Follower of instructions Manipulated Redirected Less important Wet and heavy Always ready Concierge Want to be wanted Heart bursting Eyes dry Screams silenced Fists pounding Stuffed inside Control slipping Mind […]

I Am Origami

I pulled all your old love notes out of the special box I keep tucked away in the closet. I haven’t read them in… well, a really long time. Every so often I’ve pulled it, the box that is, down and held it in my lap. I could never bring myself to untie the string […]

Would You?

if I told you I was sick, very sick, terminally sick would you still love me would you walk away or would you hold me in your arms? if I told you I made a mistake, a can’t-go-back mistake would you still love me would you walk away or would you lift my head, forgive […]