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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Breech

i sought bliss in the dulling of skin a wistful cniderian adrift on the currents . a protein cage for the inner sea the turbulence of salinity parts per billion seven drowning in a wish for heaven . within integument are scores of pores meant for the diffuse release of this abuse an interstellar sensitivity […]

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Strings

composed and constrained in harmonic piquency a frequency restrained taunt as thread in swimming to depth where angler fish manipulate light with tiny teeth all flash and no bite mouths that sate their hunger on a fickle breeze . they disappear unaware of the absence of subsentience settling with the brevity of dust kicked up […]

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Immergere

clear a path for me to an expanse of sea, where crystalline energy seethes with life encrypted at depth. . part the grasses for my feet to tread, unencumbered by man-made excavations, a transformed terrain sculpted by the pristine siren’s call singing on the lips of the warm breeze. . wrap your body with my […]

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Beholden (Tanka)

sun ushers the moon, enfolding reflections in the wave’s ebb and flow, an internal sea at rest gratitude’s residual glow. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Painting: Gratitude Night by Toni Grote

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Swept

i left parts of her drifting on the tide, pieces of the relational, emotive and sensual, buried beneath the silt of the mudflats. naked and blind, mole rats and side winders hear her breathe in infrared plumes. coins in the well, words strewn, never to be bartered, but to be burned beneath a full ash moon. […]

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Shakti

the sea swept amethyst sands over the curl of her lip, swallowing their brilliance deep into her belly. . as a solitary gull stirred, fireflies drizzled amber light  down the long shafts of marsh grass. and i wandered – gifting the tide with tears, the saline sting of lost years, when she appeared, tossing golden hair over porcelain feet  […]

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