I Dream of Mom and Dad

The sun was setting on my back, delighting me with fall whispersTrails of auburn and ginger colors left kisses of white ribbons on my skinAn anole wiggled with his last taste of energy behind dried leavesI heard a lone saxophone from an outdoor restaurant crying high notesThat is when I saw her, she was young […]

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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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Joni Jazz – Head Down Low

When I was a little girl, my parents encouraged me to sing. When they would drink a bit but still be able to function, they would take me to a building in Fayetteville, NC. I was in third grade. I had written lots of simple songs that were similar to those on the radio. Country […]

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Red Tide

winds pound through bent treesroots cling tight to sandy groundgust bring sounds of ghosts dead lie the soldiersbattle of fort fisher lostblood soaked the white shore Haiku by Joni 12/26/19 In North Carolina, Fort Fisher was a Confederate fort that protected the trading routes at the port at Wilmington. The Union captured it in 1865. […]

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Earthworms (Haiku)

Gentle breezes move, Floating yellow leaves mid-air, Singing songs to us. The golden leaf drops, Giving way to ground cover, Earthworms feed on them. by Joni 11/23/19 (We saw a beautiful tree this morning, and thought of how important it is to be grateful for the ability to walk and enjoy the bounty of beauty […]

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