Mystify

ten points  of articulation, why this yearning for escalation? petals upturned . Photo: Woodland asters at the edge of my meadow garden © M.G. Iannucci 2017

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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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Polarity (Tanka)

 muted moon rises. the sun places a green kiss  on the skin of sky, celestial mandorla  joins our heart-rhythm as one. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Moonrise by Jakub Sisak

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Paradigm Shift

sand spills from granite foundations, jigsaw tessellations. brick and mortar  bureaucracy that gathers energy into a ray  of bleak determinism. .  i sift the sands through my toes as shock waves massage my soles, and sensations escalate – like a sweet, warm-hand shimmy on a thigh. the rising heat paints a red-shift sunset glint, in my wide-open […]

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Mettle

eelgrass bends  to and fro with the motion of the tide. . i will not be swayed by words  that bolster  or deride. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 . Photo: Eelgrass Beds by the Max Plank Institute for Marine Microbiology

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Compartmentalized

They forgot to clip my wings. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Fairy in a Jar by Ptolemy S. Photography

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Cartography

i asked to see  through your eyes, faint silver lines  where the heart  had been stretched taunt. . yet i looked away too bruised  to hold the world,  like you hold  the compass that traces the path  of my evolution in love. . and still i chase the very air that fills me. i am […]

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Laceration

finger-twisting grip, she wields the jambiya’s blade, piercing her own heart. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Jealousy by Natale Schiavoni (1820)

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Maya

pieces of self, vying for viability. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Photo: Sea Anemone Clones Fighting

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