Travel Photo Challenge Day 5

    Welcome to day five of The Ten Day Travel Photo Challenge.  Remember it is ten days, ten photos and ten nominees.  I am nominating an amazing nature photographer who I met this year blogging.  Please look through her beautiful photographs.  Her name is Lynette.   If any of the nominees don’t have time to […]

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Lonely Maple

binding myself in utter nakedness to your trunkcolors calling to me like the flute upon your lipsancient maple oozing sap now clinging to my armsamid my breast, it falls, saturating my fiery blooddivulging her centuries of secrets, we both weepfires, poison fumes, and humans create her sorrowlast, in this primal forest, for the others are […]

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She Could Not Go But Dare Not Stay

wasted librettos float through white sheets hung out yesteryear to dryher pain begins behind dour cheeks and strikes notes off pageslonely tears no longer owning a tributary are sent away to lament and die on her way home, she passes a graveyard for spellbound weeping willowsporcelain pores ache to be heard, open still awaiting his […]

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Heart of The Water

You held my heart in a cage underwater for a yearMermaids spent time loving and entertaining my spiritDid you save even the smallest bit of fondness for meWas it because my skin was blue or becauseYellow flowers would spring from cement cracks where I would walk My face was a ruby to you that first […]

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I Dream of Mom and Dad

The sun was setting on my back, delighting me with fall whispersTrails of auburn and ginger colors left kisses of white ribbons on my skinAn anole wiggled with his last taste of energy behind dried leavesI heard a lone saxophone from an outdoor restaurant crying high notesThat is when I saw her, she was young […]

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Secrets of Savannah

timeworn, grey hair hangs curly by your wrinkled sideswhich weave lines much like an old map of forgotten placeslow to the ground as your limbs stretch outfrom your vast insides where your substance layand the truth of your years we can easily seefor your secrets will never be in season, sweet SavannahI sit at a […]

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Rhythm of Life

fairies play music on silken threads left by tiny worms a child somewhere dreams of dancing on her tippy toes lonely is the haunting sound of the saxophone a grandmother holds her daughter’s child the first time tears leave a salty trail on beautiful black skin red and orange waltz across the sky, dancing into […]

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Monsters Exist

small was the wooden boat where I layin the pond of my youthred was the color of the water each dayfor my tears carried the truth sunshine filled the boat where secrets hidmy pole and bobber bright redkept me company, as I was five, a good kidI feared they wished I was dead monsters did […]

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Nature’s Notes

Poem and Photographs by Joni Caggiano the blue moon danced full of hope, giving way to the sunrisewhose eyelashes flutter as clouds pass byan indigo tailed lizard drenched in the warmth of a red brickorange and black, the monarch liberated from her chrysalisstirring her freshly painted wings upon a green canvasunderneath leaves, a mantis is […]

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