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 […]

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 […]

Bitter Pill

Come fuck me Lover Use my body like I use yours For just an hour maybe two Make me feel like a woman Like I am wanted and desired Don’t look me in the eyes I don’t want to see the truth there Just use me and Let me live this silky lie just a […]

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 […]

Faint-heart

Little mouse quakes and shivers Little mouse twitches her whiskers Little mouse watches from the dark corner under the coffee table Her heart stirs Her heart goes pitter-patter Her heart nearly bursts within her breast She sees what she wants She sees the path clearly She sees the most delectable morsel Little mouse peers about […]

Kindling

Tonight I’m staring at your face Committing to memory what’s already memorized Seconds become minutes become an hour Still I gaze My fingers stretch out and trace all your curves I am lost in thoughts and dreams and all the emotions that come with us I want you You fill all the empty parts of […]