Haiku

trees talk tenderlywhile sweeping branches hold lifeleaves clapping freely by Joni Caggiano - Photo by Joni Isaiah 55:12 "You will go out in joy and be lead forth in peace, the mountains and hills will burst into song before you and all the trees of the field will clap their hands. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Scorched Earth

Drifting in and out through the crying blackened bushRestricting airflow from seeking lung cells that pushTowards pockets of coolness and a nontoxic timeTo a land where the killing of nature is a real crimeWhere bullets and hatred don't govern the dayAnd children with asthma come out safely to play An environment where oodles of patents … Continue reading Scorched Earth

Toxic Dreams

Floating leisurely in a sailing, solar-powered glass ballSearching intently for life over the harsh endless sprawl. Beneath me fine dust and a limb from a long-ago burnt tree,I was becoming frightened as my ball was close to the sea. Although colorless sulfur dioxide was surrounding me,The clean air in my bubble came with a cost; … Continue reading Toxic Dreams

Gratitude

Whispering waters and Loblolly pinesCarolina wrens and Blaze red maplesBreath gave birth to My Father’s earth. Spanish moss and Candleflame LichenDissipate the earthen lands belowWhere My Lord placed kindred beasts. Warming beams creating patinas of colorHoneysuckle and White Butterfly GingerBlooming perfumed color into God’s air. Plentiful harvests adorn tabletops fruitfullyGenerations of seeds germinate family loveRising … Continue reading Gratitude

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