the futility

of extrapolating a curve,

as crow flying

discards the shimmer

on its wings.


she sees

but never says,

for the world of patriarchy

defines the acceptable mind

and reveres a perfect waistline.

a fiefdom lacking freedom

in the unchecked pocket

of his heart.

for she is he

inside the flip side

of the mirror,


rivulets of glacial tears seared

on the scorched, jagged edges

of the mountain’s smoldering face.

her body is fallible,

her spirit knows no place.


© M.G. Iannucci 2017

I struggle with the mindfulness of listening and speech. To listen between the words with compassion and stillness is the art of being. I am only at the point of learning to hold the brush.

Art: “Concealed Sorrows” by Helena Wierzbicki

14 thoughts on “Parapherna

        1. Yes. I start my day (with coffee first😉) that way. I write at 5 am every morning. I try to send out good energy or healing with each poem for me and everyone else. The poems write themselves from a deeper place. I never had any formal education around it. Some are good, some not so much. People land in the lines and find something, as I do in theirs. You are one of my favorites to read for similar reasons.

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          1. Oh how lovely to read of your routine … yes I expect your Italian heritage would make the morning coffee imperative! It seems like your writing is a very positive place to visit as the world wakes.
            Did you say “some” are good when referring to your poems? I’m sure many, such as I would like you to edit that word immediately 😍
            The last sentence is very, very kind sweet lady! Have a beautiful today 💕

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