The Union

drag and bump rhythm of suitcase wheels, tires on concrete seams and overpass beams, settling for the night miles that i companioned with the other half of my self. . yet i travel solitary, but in good company as the shuttle driver said to me, “funny how so many of ya fuss about bein’ given […]

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Imprints

she perched on the queen’s berth silver crown and a mirth-grin knowing within that stripped the bark skin off my purple heart decorated with buttons . …butterflies, Marines, Veterans and the one that read… HATRED is easy love takes courage my friend . as she tipped her hand and said, “Oh honey, and it’s only […]

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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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