My new poem “Зник (Disappeared)” Live on SpillWords NYC (Viewer Discretion Advised)

grief falls from my pocketpuddles of barren momentsbloody dolly circles a filthy drainlaughter, and love in a gilded locketdangles deep between my cold breastscaptives of war, our daughter’s voice dead To read the remainder of this piece please visit SpillWords Press NYC and also like, share and follow SpillWords Press NYC.  

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My New Poem “Life and love beseeches,” Live on MasticadoresIndia

  tearfully shedding buttery orange leaves all yearsilently for each life shed in brutality and fear earth rejoices when drops descend from the skymixing with pores of earth’s green and dirt dry love kisses thistle and uncurls branches to clapwhile lovers snuggle close, slowing hearts to nap To continue reading please visit MasticadoresIndia and please […]

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Ukrainian Valor – My new ameri-Ku

Rivers of blood leach unfamiliar lands, prayers soaringbrother fights for brother and homeland, tears shedding, hearts breaking as we gaze upon the deaddictatorship tearing innocence, killing thousands, Americans display a flag, a sign of loss, love, and freedomUkrainians, we pray you will overcome and be liberatedRussia will lose, and Ukraine’s valor will be celebrated  

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My New Poem “Death of Innocence” live on Spillwords press nyc

his mighty breath shakes the Carpathian conifersangels caress the Black Sea with salty blue tearsyards of peat moss release threads of red energyfire salamanders scream out in their volcanic rageyou will not put Ukrainians in your silencing caves To continue reading please visit Spillwords Press NYC and please consider liking if you enjoy the piece […]

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a Tribute to every Veteran

  a white blanket of sand at the edge of the big muddylike a pale face of a thousand lives long since moved onwind blows the adagio maiden grass wildly on windy edgebright yellow cotton trees and willows call to the white ripplesreaching toward the cerulean firmaments and its sunny kissesdoe with young fawns eat […]

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Society’s Illness

dark the barred windows of my yearswhere horrors lay with tortured tears did I not venture from my hoary nestlineage now ridded of timeworn test pestilence doth purloin love and ageveiling hearts and death in ruddy cage inside is out, and out is within a crustshielding the living from turning to dust  

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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 Latest Work on The Finest Example

I hope you will visit The Finest Example, an online magazine with poetry, stories and artwork from artists around the world.  My latest published work, “Mourning Siren,” can be found here. Thanks to the publishers of The Finest Example who have been kind enough to publish my work twice now.  Their bios and photos can be […]

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Blue-Green Algae

A patch of dandelions sway with rhythm down by the murky old pondFor the north wind blows breezes of olden days and mysteries bornTheir long thin necks hold round cottony seeds for new life to spawnLike endless weeping willows wailing to the fish telling tales of scorn Those catfish hunters don’t come around anymore in […]

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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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