Live on MasticadoresIndia, My New Poem “Noses Bleed White”

Street in Cosalá, Sinaloa, Mexico – Image courtesy of – Poem by Joni Caggiano©️

dahlias budding in arid Culiacan
gold and silver shine in your sun
mines giving death to fledglings
evil rapes the earth, stealing her bounty
pacific wind blows humanity backward
as do closed eyes of stiff cartel
coke bleeds noses pink and scarlet
death calls naïve lovers in silk sheets

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35 thoughts on “Live on MasticadoresIndia, My New Poem “Noses Bleed White”

  1. I commented over at MasticadoresIndia, but wanted to say here that this poem is brilliant in a gut-wrenchingly powerful way. Your gift as a wordsmith is peerless, Joni. Amazing stuff. 🙂

    1. Dawn, I’m very grateful that you both read me and leave such kind comments. Thank you again for your comment on MasticadoresIndia. Sending hugs, Joni 😍

  2. Wow, Joni. Coke! That insidious demon. This poem is incredible, truly. Made the little hairs on my arm stand up. I was reminded of a story I wrote last year called “Blow” (it’s sort of a herd of stampeding buffalo in contrast to your elegant ballet of flamingos!) but the damning message is the same. Gorgeous piece, luv. So glad it’s here on Masticadores. Well-deserved acknowledgment! 🌺

      1. I will Navin. Thank you for your kindness. I am so grateful that you wrote your book. Your own delivery of your work is such a blessing to listen to. You were gifted with the ability to write profound honest poetry but your amazing voice is also such a gift as well. Sending you a prayer this morning for health, joy, faith and laughter. Sending you love, hugs and gratitude. 🦋❤️

      2. It’s my pleasure, Joni…you’re very kind…I’m honoured by your heartfelt words…wishes, prayers, love & hugs ✨💟💫

      3. Thank you so much for your kindness Navin. I admire you and your honesty so much. Your work is beautiful and raw and that is a gift my friend. You and I really admire a mutual friend Karima I love her beautiful work too. It is honest and raw. Sending wishes prayers, love & hugs back and thank you so much, I can always use prayers. Bless your heart. ❤️🦋🤗🙏🙏🌞🌅

      4. You’re kind, dear Joni…I’m humbled & honoured…my gratitude to you…prayers, wishes, love & hugs 🙏✨❤️💫🤗

  3. your words penetrate deeply Joni with vivid imagery sadly but rightly spoken. Superb poetry always! 💖💖 ”

    evil rapes the earth, stealing her bounty
    pacific wind blows humanity backward”

      1. You are so welcome, really beautiful work on SpillWords NYC . Great piece. Have a great Happy Memorial day and a wonderful rest of the week. Love Joni

    1. I suppose the mob and drug manufacturers are everywhere. It is sad to me that the people that live in Mexico have to deal with this kind of corruption. It is not their fault. Blessings my dear friend. I am sending you a big hug and a prayer this morning. Love, Joni ❤️🙏

    1. I feel so sorry for all the wonderful people that get in the way of the cartels and are killed or brought in to slavery, it breaks my heart. Most people just want to live a modest life and be blessed with their health. Those they can are blessed. Many are never given the choice. Sending you much love and hugs my friend.

      1. This is such a sorry state of affairs, and it’s almost everywhere, but slavery is certainly the worst kind of evil in any society. I appreciate your kindness and empathy. Be blessed. Much love to you!

      2. I could not agree more. Slavery as of this year, 50 million worldwide are forced into modern slavery. You stay blessed my friend as well. By the way that statistic came from the international labor organization. 🌺🦋🤗🌹

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