No Impact

Engulfed in the fury of forest fire intent Insulted, you fear me; my force inspires lament Descent to the flames you wage war and char Conventional games your aim’s poor not far Reaching beseeching me to douse your mistake Bleaching decreasing thee to mouse fed to snake In the wake of your destruction; your function […]

Comet

stars sail across the sky as they fly by I snatch their tails a trail of glitter left behind and my hair a comet’s tail it’s bitter cold but the lights are so clear from up here I wonder why I didn’t grab hold sooner tara caribou | ©2020

Blooms of Green

Love’s green leaves unfurled in my heart The moment you spoke my name New life, a new creation Seeds unwatered but waiting patiently Your hand in mine, I lifted my face Your smile, a bright orange glow in my sky A kiss on my cheek, roots spreading Your heartbeat beneath my palm And love bloomed […]

Fertilization

I curl and shrink until I fit perfectly in the palm of your hand lift me cradle me tuck me between your ribs you are my warm cocoon a shower of gentle yet fierce love there’s no denying you have every part of me and now I grow tara caribou | ©2020 Read this and […]

Pearls Before Swine

rooting around in the damp earth I came upon the first pearl took it between my lips it tasted like bright lemons and fresh rain the first laughter birthed by new friendship the next one burned my mouth but I swallowed it quickly the rich spiciness of the first time he said I was beautiful […]

A Natural Symphony

Today, as I often do, I surrendered to the music of the ocean waves surging and retreating against the shore, the birds, oh the birds!, in their marvelous song, chirps and whistles and shrill remarks, the fuzzy bumblebees and the flies and hornets buzzing suddenly as they move from dandelion to dandelion, water cascading over […]

The Awakening

First, the wind gently tugs then whips her hair, wisps slashing across her nose and cheeks. She stubbornly tucks the loose strands behind her ear in vain; she refuses to tie it up. It’s been far too long that she’s been tied up, knotted, wound tight for someone else’s expectations. Tonight, at least, she stands, […]

The Mountain Queen

You are the Mountain Queen. For as long as you can remember, you’ve watched the village far below you. Each night, the forge fire burns and the smith’s hammer can be heard all around you. Since the snow melted, the hammer has been silent and no fire burns… Moving your senses from high above, they […]