Lovestruck

the sea raged, flogged by the fierce lightningobserving from an abandoned church where we fledwith formidable arms, you picked me up and embraced my heartyou spoke of yearnings, as you fed me floral notes with your voicehow you played my small feet like an instrument of uncharted lovecoconut and musk oil lingered, as you smelled […]

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My New Poem, “Violin Tears,” Now Live at Spillwords Press NYC

tears crystalize on my small face like water on frozen glassquivering my hand reaches out with such yearningcolors of sapphire, and rubies I throw onto our canvasarising shapes of merriment mix with raw, passionate memoriescascading like secret rivers seeking new tributariesflutes thrill as life kisses my soul, and an orchestra performstiny dancers twirl, floating on […]

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Bitter Still

thorns took my youthful flesh like a fish will bite the baitbitter your words, like a dull sword in battle, way too late black roses are still black when the sun forgets to shineyouthful clock, tick-tock, tick-tock, no longer are you mine blisters form on my thighs where your kisses once did laythe sun lost […]

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Nature’s Call

ballerina floats on air, lifted to the sky with gentle windshouses float like boats across the sky with finsdandelions drift by the thousands making soft snowfallhumpback whale calves whisper when they calla solitary cave formed by the wave movements of the seaas angel, butterfly, and leaf fish all swim free

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New Jerusalem

a brilliant light shines intensely white, as the power of God, does revealblack corruption, murder, and seas of lies draping, but God’s Love doth healbringing forth life to all those born again, Our Father creator of His earthangels tend to Jesus in the desert, but death, resurrection the goal of His birthsilence can be music, […]

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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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Sorrowful Surrogate

  Ripe the delicate fig I place inside my hungry mouth,its flavor heightened by a residue of sugar left on midnight lipssliding sluggishly down with laudanum and brandy Opening a cross-window, I watch your tall silhouette movesated, down the dark street with your tricorne hatas our smells fused with the oils of our young bodies,I […]

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