she stares – an ameri-ku

Flat black hat resting as it framesthis exquisite yet somber and mournful face,  her elongated legs and armsstretching, as if an iron highway to nowhere lingering in a world of deathher other half, a year ago, took his last breath This beautiful sculpture was created by Louise McDowell.  It is cast bronze completed in 1996 […]

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Nineteen Stars

Nicolas Poussin Artist – Poem © Joni Caggiano (This poem is dedicated to the three adults and nineteen elementary school children who lost their lives and those wounded).   Nineteen Stars clasping hands faces smiling nineteen stars play jump rope magical chains of lily white flowers angels bring along the moon who smiles Jesus, Mother […]

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My new poem “Зник (Disappeared)” Live on SpillWords NYC (Viewer Discretion Advised)

grief falls from my pocketpuddles of barren momentsbloody dolly circles a filthy drainlaughter, and love in a gilded locketdangles deep between my cold breastscaptives of war, our daughter’s voice dead To read the remainder of this piece please visit SpillWords Press NYC and also like, share and follow SpillWords Press NYC.  

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He Is

bullfrogs playing banjo strings in a scarlet sunsetwater surging in veins of the rainforest in Borneodots that salsa around on the back of a newborn fawncolors mingling on a palette, the firmament at dawn fire rainbow made by ice crystals and bright sunlightantelope canyon, shades reflect on the navajo sandstonehanging pouches, mammatus clouds dangling in […]

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