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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Striking Soldier

  (one minute read) dark the liner underneath her emerald green eyessorted whispers exchanged in a smoke-filled hollowcloaked in sadness, she journeys to the bar that floats in the airwalls of black notes isolate reality in a bluesy canvasmoney cannot buy her escape, not this earthy eveningstirring within her nose, the sting of hospital air […]

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Respite for Nature

    As seagulls glide, splitting the air into fragments, of memories, giving birthEffortlessly, like angels fluff their feathers when flying above mother earth Heartbeats heard in tiny hummingbirds, melodic with the song of the oak treesRipe fruit, beckons the fowl, in the light of the sun, as red daylilies bring bees Anoles climbing vines, […]

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Plea for Grace

Poem Written by Joni Caggiano on 07/23/20 – Painting Courtesy of Birmingham Museum via Unsplash.com Open is my pounding heart as raw emotions; I do so often share Stunned by your compassion, God, for our love, hope, and prayer Intense your light, as on my knees Lord, You often find me there Like David to […]

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Wisdom From Heartache

the in-between time held out her hand and offered hopewhispering my name through her honey and lavender breathhovering beside her were hummingbirds and white dovesjoyfulness bled blue, my heartbeats held in a glass treasure boxhanging from silk threads, like cotton candy, around her long necktaking her hand, she flew me into the realm of the […]

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The Marriage Seed

(reading time 1 minute 9 seconds) Closing my eyes, I hear the feverish pitch of your heart while my skin senses the earth, which discriminatingly recites her poetry in unison with the sun.  My fingertips feel the pressure of garden seeds pushing dark, damp soil as roots grow downward.  Your smell penetrates my nostrils, leaving […]

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Dancing Dragonflies

The fly fisherman is performing ballet with his lineCelebrating God’s creation with the rising sunshine Viewing the immense buck in a soft meadow of cloverFloating on a tender moment until my pain slid over Retinas reflecting the brilliant yellow of the sunflowerSquirrels eat the seeds as they bend their giant tower Dragonflies carry fairies across […]

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Bashful Lily

black and white notes of the wide-eyed dusty pianospare the two lovers their uncharted melodybare windows are dripping tales on the insidewhile flushed water lilies turn their petals bashfullyemerald green and scarlet was their cottage on the searising from the bed now, sated, he moves with a focussmelling bacon, and fresh coffee brewing, her smile […]

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