You and Me, Yes I Love You

you can’t you see me the me of me the me I always claim to be the hidden me the true me the real me the whole me you I want you to look at me feel me hold me see me devour me kiss me love all of me you can’t you see when […]

Sticky Seed

I will eat you bite by bite wrap my tongue around you suck you down grind you between my molars press you to the roof of my mouth absorbing your flavor until I have extracted every juicy bit you never knew you had to offer then I’ll swallow you one big gulp and down into […]

Needles and Nails

my lips drop musical lyrics spoken to a tune heard only by myself you think you see the realer parts of me when you slip in my cryptic song I lay open my breast bared every thought hidden and woven deeply while my knees part and my fingers slide lower and perfume invades my senses […]

Lies I Tell Myself (and Sometimes Others)

It’s okay that you don’t love me. I’m not hurting. It doesn’t bother me that you don’t read what I write. Sliding razor blades across my skin helps me feel (better). Stopping helps me feel (better). I’m happy. I’m getting used to us being apart. This hurts less now than it used to. We can […]

Quietly, I Love You

I think I fell in love with you This should not be possible Our love cannot be Yet whenever I think of you My heart soars and squeezes My lips smile and laugh My eyes close, as I imagine If only, what could be I know, you won’t be mine to hold You told me […]

Little Reminders

Fading out Memories Whitewashed Sterilized and bleached Shelved and labeled Photographs yellowing Slip from distracted fingertips Rivers dried leave sandy beds Words quiver then still History becomes history Novelty, routine No longer special Or unique Not a glowing star Illumination dimming The truth hurts But at least it is The Truth Little reminders of who […]

In His Eyes

Sun blossoms in her hair Remind him of summer gardens And rippling crystalline creeks Her lips need no false color Her skin no extra adornment In his eyes She is naturally gorgeous tara caribou | ©️2019

Journal Entries

Last night I said, “I cried less today than yesterday.” And I felt like it was some small triumph. But today I go pick up his ashes and I’m not sure how to carry on. I’ve done nothing but cry today. I cried literally from the moment I woke up to the time I went […]

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 […]