Simulacrum

false origami, invariable pinwheel where furtive hope drapes. cast the shadow that marks time, from silence, my love escapes. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Two varieties of mountain laurel from my garden 

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Forgetful

flicker and drop a mere impression your smudged fingerprint imprint on the fabric of time selvage aligned against pulls and frays sum of gravity and spin ensure the journey is punctuated water droplets flung on a sunrise sky remember . you become  the sum of all your  misgivings . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Forget-me-not flowers from […]

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A Cold Shoulder

Down cocoon, pillow under her head, another against her back; cushioning against the harsh  touch of a bare shoulder  against cold plaster. . The release of hair from the night braid’s captivity, brings a small comfort, as it swings across her shoulder blades  – flicker of a cat’s tail, soft. . And the crows preen  the […]

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Dressing in the Dark

 i fish  in the lingerie drawer for the black stockings  i know by their silken feel. sirens drown in the river, and I dress in the dark, even though I do not have to anymore. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Woman Putting on Black Stockings by Pierre Bonnard (1900)

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Artesian Form

sorrow the saline bead trickling past stones lining a deeper well tracing the creases where love once stood watching itself fade like the bleached moss soft fronds clinging to light’s faded angles the echo that presses toward the convex blue as laggardly i sink. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Water Well in Bha ini Sahib Lu […]

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