Collaboration?

I thought I might step out from behind the poetry for a moment to share something with you. This is a quote from one of my physics students. She thought that it would be a good idea for the class to collaborate on the final exam. Needless to say, they had to complete their own […]

Read More

Arguing about “God”

Is God all-powerful, all- knowing, all that? A pseudo-spiritual reactor or Schrodinger’s cat? I thought I would like an answer for that. Since right on the fence is where I’ve sat,   With a philosophical version of the Cat in the Hat. So…   Would God know how many stars are made, Across the universe at […]

Read More

Driving Between Cornfields

I was wandering through the corn rows, watching crows, while my thoughts swam like little corn snakes wriggling between the stalks. . Stumbling out onto a dirt road, i tripped into a ditch, and sat awhile to watch cream puff clouds crawl across the sky sea. . You drove up in a Jeep with the top […]

Read More

Herding Hens

we determine our future with each fleeting thought. though mine tend to scratch and scatter,  digging in the slippery grass. with apron outstretched, i try to ease them back through the gate. but they rise and race randomly, incessantly attempting to flee the coop. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Maremma Guarding Chickens

Read More

Beautiful Blurry Moon

You sent me a picture of the moon over water Or I thought it was over water, but it was just blurry And I wear glasses Or I should wear them, but I don’t Unless I absolutely have to, like when driving Or reading the fine print on medications Both of which can be hazardous […]

Read More

The Stature of Love

I want to be a serious poet But I am short Quite short And I refuse to wear heels But in flats I look cute Adorable even Which makes it worse…   Maybe if I wear black? But that’s not my color Because I am an autumn Or something Orange like a pumpkin? Not happening… […]

Read More

Polished Nails

I only paint my toe nails The color of blushing cheeks. Usually not my fingernails Which everybody sees.   Except I suppose for spies, With their satellites spinning ‘round. I heard they can see the sidewalk curb And each leaf that’s on the ground.   Do you think they would be curious, If I stepped […]

Read More

Open Doors and Open Hearts

Once I left the front door wide open all day, And nothing was stolen. What is it with me and leaving things ajar? Especially jars, and Zip Lock bags, and Tupperware containers, That leave a drippy mess coagulating on the refrigerator door.   Cabinet doors, which someone inevitably slams. The trunk to my car, which […]

Read More

Manacles

​There is line of old philosophers Living in my head Arguing about what I think. . There are the earth gods And the sky gods hovering in my mind Telling me what to believe. . The wild haired scientists poke my brain Mumbling lectures about body machines And purposeless universes. . I have no place […]

Read More

Dragonfly Time

You see me with your brilliant eyes In 60,000 different ways, The advantage of a dragonfly Passing by on summer days.   I marvel at your sense of time, You notice things I’d never see. A clock that runs ahead of mine Quicker than I could ever be.   Your wings, they had a six […]

Read More