Reel to Real

i am clothed in love yet you cannot see past the projections cast on my screen it is you that you see as i slip past detection for i am the union of all intersections . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Painting: “Undercover” by Laura Lee Zanghetti

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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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Declination

this selkie’s skin slips from the lines i cannot be quoined within your rhymes . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Note to Self: How do you measure success, gaining money or maintaining integrity? You can have both. One feeds the body, the other the Soul. The real work that you do will never be recognized in […]

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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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Opaline

dissolve the septum that divides the heart lustrous gems are formed in the dark . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Beauty lies beneath what we think is negativity. It is a strange alchemy that softens me.

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Saturation Point

scratch my ground till this rough terrain for my heart is hardened to the truth of your rain . When the feminine is disparaged, the earth is ravaged. © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Art: Red Cloud

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Water-Bearer

i am the child of Holy Fire gone wild a vehement rage i yearn to assuage woman’s bundled heritage ancestry of deserts forested licked as they submit to a false humility that i bury in the smoldering remains of their stolen destinies . my inner winds sweep the canopy with ember rain billowing breath-searing pain […]

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Capsized

i  quiver-shed iridescent skin slithered to nestle in soundless din release of perspective births the reflective above below without within . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Photograph: Sundew by Joni Neimela

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Vin number

i am the part of you that accepts abuse a soul torn asunder we are more than mere numbers i take your hand and lift your gaze for we are unlabeled by the Unnamed ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Art by Delawar Omar My students have been breaking out in song all week. When I […]

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SINGULARITY

i no longer chase settling in place of wider self broke the cocoon and dropped the shell to shatter on sands the inner expanse of a substance given way i fade, i fade into hands that extend and grasp with promise i tear the fray give form to light an inner sight this life a […]

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