Kelp Bed

a regal nobility birthed from honesty this spectral knight from a foreign sea who kneels fingertip painting the hollow beneath my driftwood cheek he softens the breach turbid waters recede and he fills the hollow in my bed of reeds ~ © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Painting: “Metamorphosis” by Mia Tavoratti Floods in Southern California

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Watermarks

sincere tears soften scars ~ watermark my heart ~ © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Art:“Twixt Wind and Water II” by Jenny Armitage Floods in South Wales Forced Marriage

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De escalation

companion me and i will remember you the way i used to be . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Art:“Peace” by Diane Leonard

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Surf and Turf

i finger the surf gingerly while they sip on audacity envy escalates over me with their desire to part my sea . pulsing stars rescind descend from the end of the weaver’s thread this quivering span they will not possess i grant them what they seek instead . confidence not arrogance atrophied resistences bonds therein […]

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Zephyr

i am the wind that spans the sea no mortal man will capture me . When I was young, my grandfather often read poetry and stories to me. His favorite story to recite was “The Little Mermaid”, Hans Christian Anderson’s original and not Disney. Will a man choose the truth of his soul or the […]

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Heavy

i gather a world despair and demands and the tremors of clutching hands bleeding promises and lies the keratinized clippings of the rejected and despised that i carry in the cradle of an energetic womb the tomb where the passing rise and i cling to this immeasurable thing the color of demons, dysfunctioning – and […]

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Siren’s Song

sometimes you have to let him go to battle his pride with Calypso . A “spiritual wife” understands that there are energies that lie beneath every story. Her inner man needs the hunt, the conquering, the challenges. Penelope was a hero in her own right. Her work was patience, resilience, and understanding. Let him go. […]

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Parley

i search for the reflection of an inner recollection the desire for all things more stirring ripples on the shore of this bonded liquid ceiling prompting a revealing of a world that wails and stands digging treasures in these sands transcending space and time their yearnings become mine what i see is who i am […]

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Autarkic

illusions that stir chaotically, will not take a hold of me. agile swallow unfolds her wings, harnessing life force energy, slight yet strong, she parts the sea. . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Art: “Head Above Water” by Teri Vereb

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Nomenclature

belly pressed to the epithelial beast from the grip of the rip i set myself free Stella Maris Star of the Sea true north found on the path of serenity . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 “Though mountains leave their place and hills be shaken, my love shall never leave you” (Isaiah 54:10). Art: Girl Riding […]

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