Ascendancy (Tanka)

roots that sip the brine of the earth’s despairing cries bent to bitter night fronds shearing the ragged sky for you, my love, i hold tight . Dedicated to all those who are separated by war, loss, illness, and borders. With love, there is no distance. © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Art: Sweet Dreams Willow by […]

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Mount

he rides in when the horse foams and he is in need  of somethin’. she barely noticed  while herding hens, dusted in her petty  layering of coats, polished and etched  in paisley pen, and ruffled  by the busyness  of livin’. awakened, she rightly observes, and renders her decision. . © M.G. Iannucci 2017 Art: MBaldwinfineart2006

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Pinned

hemp swells  in the warm mist, clenching knots like splintered fists, as i take a marlin spike to their grip. . there is a moment  before tying off when two arms carry the full weight of the yard,  chant thundering  with the crack as rope whips deck. . and you don’t let go or let them […]

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Luna

the moon  pours its light into the sea, motioning long  rolling swells to slap  the dozing granite, as stellar fireflies blink their love stories in morse code. salt spray  licks my heels  like a rambunctious pup as the orb weaver’s  masterpiece is hung to dry. she retires beneath the surfer’s pier which is gargling  the […]

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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 […]

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Settings In Silver

Moldavite gems dangle from her pearly lobes. She wears them on days when she is sated with sumptuous, quartzy, sparkly, whimsy. . Veils of silicon Caressing the dunes, A soaring, swelling, swirling cyclone, the fragrance of Jasmine on its warm breath…her perfume. . Or when she feels like a falling stellar stone, focused hell-fire, spit […]

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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 […]

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Only As High As your Hands

I want to tell you story about conquering fear.  I worked as a museum educator at Mystic Seaport Maritime Museum for part of my career in education. It was there that I learned to climb as part of the demonstration squad working on the tall ships. I had a tremendous fear of heights and yet […]

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What do you truly desire?

Cool air drifts beneath rolling gray clouds. Starlings tumble from the trees along with the faded auburn leaves. A woman with chestnut hair walks beside the pond that has become a meadow beginning to show its age, Golden rod fading, Asters crying their petals onto the forest floor, milkweed showing its silken stockings.   She […]

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