Lonely Maple

Poem by Joni Caggiano – Picture by Pixabay (18 second read)


binding myself in utter nakedness to your trunk
colors calling to me like the flute upon your lips
ancient maple oozing sap now clinging to my arms
amid my breast, it falls, saturating my fiery blood
divulging her centuries of secrets, we both weep
fires, poison fumes, and humans create her sorrow
last, in this primal forest, for the others are now gone
I will become this year’s light ring as you and I are one

46 thoughts on “Lonely Maple

    1. Oh thank you so much. You are so kind to read my work. I am glad you liked that line. I did too. It is funny how people understand what you are saying when you don’t know if it will work. Have a blessed weekend. Love to you and your family. 💕❤️Joni

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    1. Thank you my friend. I have a real thing about trees. I just think they are such beautiful creations. I hope we learn to take better care of them. There is a 2600 year old cypress not far from were we live in NC. Such a cool tree to study about. Have an amazing weekend my friend. Love to you and your loved ones. ❤️Joni

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      1. My absolute pleasure, beautiful Joni! And yes! We SOOOOO do love our trees!!! I often call them the Grand Council. Just reread You beautiful poem. Sigh……❤️❤️❤️. You’re so wonderful to read! And Thank You….You and Your honey take good care as well!!! Lady bug hugs received. They have been loaded up with return hugs and a couple of dragon kisses! Taking flight in Your direction now….😅💖🤗!!!

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      2. Thank you my friend you all ways make me smile. I imagine you, a tender hearted soul on an island surrounded by your clapping and talking trees and many mystical creatures. I can imagine you siping iced tea and painting in the sun. It makes me smile. I received the dragon kisses which tickled my cheeks and of course melted and the lady bugs are in the living room having coffee ☕️ with me and my honey. So thank you dearest Katy. Love y’all 💕❤️🤗😘🐉🧚🏻

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      3. Oh WOW!!!! You just gifted so much joy! I’m sitting here laughing having a glass of wine by the fire (it’s cold enough tonight!!!!….just!) by my beautiful man and sweet cat, Pappy. Laughing at You and Your honey having coffee with the ladybugs! 🤣 That’s my favorite thing I’ve heard today! I hear visually….so You just gifted exponentially! 😃💖🤗! Thank You, lovely, for the absolute JOY You just gifted! Love You, too!!!

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      4. My sweetie and I are sending you and your honey an album of lady bug hymns and ok they do get away with singing jazz tunes during the week, so sending the B side too. Glad you enjoy my silly self but I do get pleasure at imaging you in this mystical island. It is funny but as I get older it is amazing the things in life that bring me joy. Glad I made you and your honey laugh. Have a good rest of your week. I will be visiting your site and catching up the next two days. Goodnight y’all. Love ❤️ Joni

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