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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