A New Name

Twisted and full of fury Burning with something deeper More real than this earth Surrounded and engulfed Magnificent I am delighted in you I am a doe clinging to rock cliffs, safe within, always finding my foothold I am an albatross soaring while the auroras dance above me, my wings dip and I spin I […]

Treasure Chest

To me, you are a treasure chest. There are those who would beg, steal, and destroy for just a glance at you. For many years you were hidden away and under-appreciated, forgotten, your worth. From without, you are ornate and beautiful, carefully crafted and carved, inlaid with shining precious metals, gold and silver and platinum. […]

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 […]

Nights Long Gone

With my face pressed to the frosted pane I stare out at the bright pinpoint stars The inky black sky a perfect backdrop Slowly they slip across my view Ever moving westward I watch them unseeing, for my eyes Observe scenes much further away To nights long gone but not forgotten Nights when you loved […]

These Quiet Moments

hey my lover let me hold you for a few more minutes lay here together allow the world to move on without us hold me tight kiss me tenderly wipe away my tears curled up beside you my head on your chest one arm draped across you your own wrapped around me lulled by the […]

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, […]

Fearless

with each passing day I found my heart becoming more and more entangled with yours until one day I can no longer tell where you begin and I end and somehow that doesn’t scare me any longer tara caribou | ©2019

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 […]

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