Photosynthesis

Winter is looming, Acid rain fouling the ground Populace booming. Foliage much that’s dead, Sleeping with the time of year, Leaving much to dread. Making air so black, Coal ash, gas fumes, toxic waste, Lung cells hurting back. Smoke, fire pits burning, Loss of photosynthesis, Folks just aren’t learning. by Joni Caggiano, Nov. 15, 2019 … Continue reading Photosynthesis

Toxic Water

The great whale will die, eating Islands of plastic, while many don’t care. In a turtle’s nose, lodged within a plastic straw, causing constant pain. Killing the ocean, no cares for the future child, hearts lack devotion. By Joni Caggiano (Three Haikus) 11/13/19 Photo by Joni - Olympus - E520

VISITORS

Water trickled slowly over old seasoned stones Moss covered surfaces dulled their sharper edges. A single lane was the rough old wooden bridge that Covered the mysterious creek below which would Call quietly to me, inviting me to come and sit awhile. Resting on my haunches, I take in the buzzing creek life. Crawdads were … Continue reading VISITORS

Wedding Day

Staring at an unfamiliar image in a mirror, she no longer recognized her reflection. Deep wrinkles creating a widespread and complex map of time. Once journeyed heartrending pathways creating deep etches in her skin like an unearthed and yet once known cavern, which yearned for discovery, love, and peace. Her diminishing and twisted leathered skin … Continue reading Wedding Day

Fortress

The ancient oak spread devotedly             Her massive and protective arms Just above the slow-moving, water blue. For more than a millenium she had watchfully             And eagerly provided a safe shelter for                         All of nature’s friends she loved and knew.  Rough was her etched bark and strong knots              Which lived intricately woven within                         The network of … Continue reading Fortress