Forty Years

Your name rests upon my lips Gentle and delicate And completely at home Breathing out, you become a whisper Breathing in, you intoxicate me Whispers and heady rushes cascade Across my skin I’ve become alive and real Swallowing you, my belly swells For you are my manna and sweet honey I am completely satisfied by […]

Masterpiece of Us

I want to write words that paint the most perfect picture One that would show you exactly who I am Who you are What we could be together I want it perfectly drawn what I am without you And then again Who I become when your light is added to my darkness There would be […]

The Woman in the Mirror

“Tomorrow,” she thought to herself. “Tomorrow is a new day.” She turned and viewed her backside in the mirror again. Definitely her best side. Turning forward again, she lifted her breasts where a woman twenty-five years her junior would have them. Too big, too saggy. Her eyes lifted to her face, the creases of time […]

Patience Has It’s Rewards Too

In this era, walking this world, we have erroneously come to the conclusion that we need everything and we need it now. Where has patience gone? Where has peace fled to? Where is our human compassion and mercy? Examining my own self, I know what I desire. I have hopes and dreams too. Some I […]

Senseless

She fucked him to remember She fucked him to forget She fucked him to feel beautiful She fucked him to be someone else She fucked him to drown out the pain She fucked him to feel alive Because when he was deep inside her That’s when the world made sense tara caribou | ©️2017

Passing Fancy

how quickly I faded from your memories from your every day how my touch turned to echoes tiptoeing across your skin yet I can still recall in great detail your sexy voice in my ear details and expletives spilling upon our sheets I can still feel you between my thighs branding your name there using […]

Cathedral

Her heart is a cathedral. Bright stain-glassed windows, each a story to tell. So her own story is mapped out in ink across her breast. The entrance, tall imposing doors, not easily opened with gargoyles guarding each side, lips raised in stark, snarling warning. Beware. Yet, if you simply step past them, you’d find they […]

Ribcage

cracked rib grants light an entrance but never a splinter more your surgeon’s fingers itch then reach beyond but jagged edges impart red ribbons twisting pulled tight over gooseflesh bloodshot eyes grimace let us go back to resuscitation ball of clay can’t weep precious life squeezed and molded to conform it holds its forever shape […]

Unhinged (Portraits pt. 4)

Try as she might, she could not eject him from her mind. Perhaps she never really tried all that hard, to be honest. Initially she came across his picture, an arm wrapped around a thin red-head, glass raised, foam sloshed over the edge on social media. Tagged with a pound and the words “off the […]

Unappreciated (Portraits pt. 3)

Day after day he creeps through life. It wasn’t always so. There was a time when they held hands and spent hours talking and had loved without abandon. But the fire has long since died out in her eyes and a cold condescending glare has replaced it. Nothing he does is good enough. The house […]