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

I Lied

I said I don’t care if you don’t read my words But I lied I said I don’t mind if you don’t listen to me speak But I lied I said I don’t mind if you don’t hold me tonight But I lied I said I don’t need you for the rest of my life […]

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 […]

I Can Fly

I can fly It’s really not that hard I just lift up off the ground and do it I can fly Gravity really doesn’t affect me Unless I want it to Then I softly land and allow it to hold me The view is amazing The air is crisp cold and clean I can overcome […]

Lessons in Pain

Pain You’ve made me who I am today I should thank you I really should From the crushing of my young soul To the tearing of my child’s body Can’t forget the burning of callous words Or the maiming of my wounded spirit Not to mention the repeated ripping out of my feathers I should […]

The Second Time

at first there was excruciating, agonizing pain sweat on my lip, my heart beat erratically my breathing was uneven, ragged my heart paused skipped, missed, paused again I stopped breathing I kept staring at the window blind without really seeing anything at all everything stretched and elongated like separating a yolk from the white I […]

The Release of Shame

When I was in high school, Jeremiah was my best friend. I lived the farthest away from that rural school than anyone else, over in the next town. Every school morning my mom would drive me the mile from our house to the elementary school to get on an elementary school bus which would drive […]

Some Days

some days I just lay in bed in my bed I lay and cry I cry all day long I cry there are tears on my cheeks sopping pillow of tears my eyes are wet silently I cry I’m longing for a rainy day a fresh and clean day a day with you just one […]

Silent Treatment

her heart lay in tatters and rags but there wasn’t much I could do about that her mascara ran in dark rivulets but I never reached out to wipe her cheeks her breathe came in hitches and starts but I turned up the TV and tuned out her hand trembled with the glint of steel […]

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 […]