Loving the Rough Edges

Poem by Joni Caggiano – Photo by Brianna Martinez from Pexels (Reading Time under one minute)

Specks of dust glide in slow motion while a hypnotic dance performs within the light of the morning sun. Eyes dry filled with fairy dust, collecting their magic in a blue silk bag. Your strong arms, now stretching deliberately they pull my willing body close.  In the distance, a lawnmower is cutting nature’s carpet as I hear the crickets and frogs objecting.

Listening to the noble sun as it lets out its sleepy good morning sigh.  It rolls over and covers itself with a blanket of yellow silk for a five-minute snooze. Sparkles of dust disappear, but I hear the earth breathing as your legs unwrap me. Searching your eager emerald eyes, I see and feel your deep-rooted desire.

Fingers are touching freckles then scars, gently you are moving my hair from my coffee-colored eyes. My tresses lay a frame for my face while my body secretes pheromones that you taste with each kiss. Skimming the surface of the blue sheets is the smell of Moroccan oil.

With her lonely and sorrowful swoons, a mourning dove creates a symphony for her dying mate.  Steam covers the window panes with the climate we construct. We whisper our amorous pledges. We are molded by the heat of our cravings and passion, accepting of, and loving each other’s rough edges.

35 thoughts on “Loving the Rough Edges

    1. Thank you my lovely, and amazing friend. I am so glad you liked it. Oh by the way don’t worry my Washingtonian friend, I plan to send all the fairies to Montana don’t worry. I know you want them to fan your face when over heated, tickle the bear cubs if they get to close to the cabin and take messages for you. They left last night so not to worry they are already there getting all your fav dishes out so you can use them for anything but cooking. Did I mention not to worry!!!! Love you sweetie. Give Mark a bear hug but please watch out for all the other bears lurking about. Love ya ❤️🤗🦋😘🌷💝🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️🧚‍♂️

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    1. Thank you sweetie. You are so kind Tiffany and so encouraging. I am watching my email. I am excited. Is your upcoming trip for another art show?
      Sending my love to you. Perhaps you could send a DM on Instagram when it is ready in cause your info ends up lost in the email forest. Love you ❤️🤗🦋Joni

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    1. Thank you dearest Anna. I hope to do that some day. It is so nice to hear from you. I hope your health is strong. I have been praying hard for Retha. What a beautiful young woman she is and what a nightmare of a bureaucracy. I am sending you my love, prayers and hugs. ❤️🤗
      Love Joni

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    1. Thank you Patricia that means a lot to me. Your comment is very gracious. I admire people a great deal that have the desire to do the kind of research that your writing requires. Plus your talented and successful at it as well, and that is wonderful. I will make a note to be sure to include this piece in my first book of poems. Thank you again and have an amazing week. 🤗❤️

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  1. The words “ loving each other’s rough edges” this talks to me especially! It’s really beautiful when we do so because we love. Beautiful written poem Joni and so descriptive, needless to say that I love, love, love it 🥰

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  2. Absolutely beautiful, Joni. I adore the way you take the reader back and forth between the scene with the two lovers, and then out to nature and back again. A symphony of prose. Sending more love, many hugs, and blessings. xoxoxoxo

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    1. Jeff you are just so good to me. Forgive the late response I had several comments go to pending. I need to check it more often but most of the time it is just people pushing drugs. Anyway what a very kind and also spot on description of my piece “Loving the Rough Edges.” Your love, hugs and blessings are gratefully received always and I do feel them. Thank you Jeff. Sending you a heartfelt appreciation of your kind support and love. xoxoxxo Joni

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      1. You’re most welcome, my dear friend. Always my pleasure. Ah, I’m glad this is so, I loved this piece. Received back from you, dear Joni, felt deeply and with much appreciation to you. xoxoxo

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    1. Thank you so much Cindy. I appreciate and am very grateful for your support. I am delighted you enjoyed it. Bless your heart. Love you my soul sister. We read each other some what. In tune. Thank you sweetie. 🤗🙏🦋💝💕

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      1. It is true I believe that. Thank you for your kind words, there is much I learn from you too dear sister. Your positiveness is also contagious and a blessing as well, in my life. Love you always and you are in my prayers. Grateful for knowing you, so grateful. ❤️🤗🦋😘💕💗💝🌹🌺

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