compulsive

counting, countingdoing daily safety checksexhaustion visiting eyes of seven God ignoring pleas to go to heaven tiptoeing, tiptoeingever aware of sleeping beastglass floors cracking under toeswhile nervous fingers are picking nose

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Lashes to Ashes

Poem by Joni Caggiano and Photograph by Aigars Jansons – Pexels echoes of carriages on cobblestonesjourney like dim shadows over hillsoil lit lamps flicker with secret whispersfeigning comfort to a cortigiana di lumedrinks of fear served in fickle gobletslies shifting as masked faces dancesnakes biting flesh, stings of deathone flawed brevity of rancorous tongueprocured a […]

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Lonely Employment

you ride your bike, crying down the hard dirt roadyour morning spent killing fliestheir price, a penny a carcasshanding me my money through the soul of their drunken hollowyou wonder, would they spend a penny for meI buy hot balls in a brown paper bag with my penniesthey torture my tongue, geographical as it wasit […]

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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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My God

a tear ran down the circular stairschasing after its salty twintiny candles burned out loud in songuntil wick and wax were tiredeyelashes fluttered until taking flightsad eyes red from sorrow glimpsedfeet frolicked in red high heel shoesthenceforth wheels held brittle bonesyoung baby twins cried at a funerala grandmother never to be knownhe who died without […]

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A Visitor

Yellow legs plump with pollen movewith steadfast zeal to each snowy bloomOccupying her spring business by eyeingpridefully her beauty in the reflection ofmirror image rather than this star, a rare breedKnown for her salient clusters of scarlet berriesvivid male Bluebirds come to feast uponHer tangled web of thick branches heavythese hunted berries are a delicacy […]

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Faith

Sunkissed my lids and dew melted in my hands as I leaped Laughter bounced from the soft snowy clouds echoing a call Wings of buttery color with hues of scarlet and cerise rose Angels of Protection with skin transparent and features unique Exquisiteness which held no conceivable description flew softly Yet reverberations like thunder imparting […]

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White Doe

I took this picture of the statue of Virginia Dare in the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo, North Carolina.  She was the first person of English descent born in North America.  (See below to read more about her history) Virginia Dare was part of the Lost Colony located on Roanoke Island, North Carolina.  The sculpture, created […]

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