Broken Beyond

Nights long past when I lay there in his arms, my soul felt complete and whole. And then he went away and I lay here alone, my heart having gone with him, I am but incomplete. Lacking. Tears soak my cheeks. My pillow. I cover my face. Shame fills me for letting him in. For […]

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 […]

Misery is a Mermaid

I’m all fucked in the head got love lines drawn pulled tight oh you cast your words like a net lots of tasty treats out here in the sea but I’m not the little minnow or a giant whale my hair is kelp and my feet are shells I’m just by-catch tangled and trapped pull […]

Fading Away

in her eyes swim stars and sky’s sadness an ocean of veils summer’s brutal lusts and a touch of the forests of whimsy from her eyes fall amber-coated memories and delicate rainbow fancies darkness swells her eyes close a bed of salted dream dust rolls down flushed cheeks goodbye tara caribou | ©2019

Radio Waves

Here’s one from my book, Fallen Star Rising, a poem which I have not published before. Buy it here for a signed copy or here from my distributor or here if you’re a fan of globe-wielding corporations.

Hesperus

every indigo evening I scoop up the night sky within the palms of my dirty earth-stained hands there’s still the dark damp soil of the day’s passing beneath my nails and the dried banks of river beds from those afternoon tears still, I pick out the stars and the space dust and the sun-smudged traces […]

Listen Carefully

you didn’t listen when she cried as there were bumps in the night you didn’t listen when she saw a witch in the wood you didn’t listen when she did her best in class you didn’t listen when she failed you didn’t listen to her sobbing when she didn’t make the team you didn’t listen […]

East

casting my eyes to the east I looked for you felt the wind lift my hair caress my cheek kiss my neck was it you? I sighed for I want you you’re all the best parts of me you are the sun to my branches the pull of my tide the stars of my nights […]

Muddy Puddle

you look in my eyes and you say, love suits you love? love suits me? ha! more like blind naivety you ask, are you pushing pushing away from us? yes, absolutely yes I am pulling away distance growing makes it less painful betrayal less available my skin is leather the rain is thundering down and […]