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

Dreamworld – A Short Story

I had struggled within myself. I was working through the internal war which I always fought. The Lover, the Inflictor, the Jester, the Intellect, the Artist. We all periodically conflicted and we all occasionally worked together. Sometimes the Lover and Jester held hands and became the Flirt. At times it was the Inflictor and the […]

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 […]

Echoes

my search ended the moment I first read your name there before me in black and white I stopped dead in my tracks eyes wide jaw slack the first time you spoke my name my heart stilled paused in silence became whole (though I wasn’t aware I had been missing you) I wanted you then […]

Beautiful Treasure

I’m laying here on the couch, alternating between staring at a poorly decorated Christmas tree and out the window. Nature can’t decide if it wants to rain, freezing rain or snow today. The type of weather that is mildly irritating. The truck is slowly icing up and I know I won’t be able to leave […]

Eclipse

Can you help me fly away Leave behind all my pasts My sins and my transgressions Start over from this point on Not looking back Please don’t ask any questions Just hold me Cover me with your wings Possess me Devour me Engulf me Absorb me That you and I would intermingle Becoming one My […]

Hidden Dark Soul

Follow me down. Down the dark tunnel leading to the hidden parts of my soul. The stone stairs are clean from debris, but slightly worn from the constant use. I’m not used to bringing someone with me, no, but as of late I’ve been too uncomfortable to travel alone. You don’t need to hold my […]

Far Across The Waves

She gave her heart to another Only to find Her love was not enough for him To move beyond His comfort and safety She scarce could take it back again And so lives her days in sorrow Her eyes always longing To find his seeking hers From far across the waves