Kelp Bed

a regal nobility birthed from honesty this spectral knight from a foreign sea who kneels fingertip painting the hollow beneath my driftwood cheek he softens the breach turbid waters recede and he fills the hollow in my bed of reeds ~ © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Painting: “Metamorphosis” by Mia Tavoratti Floods in Southern California

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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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Domicile

love disarms the razored edges a slow unthreading of rigid selvage . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Art: “Grace” by Steven Henderson

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Surf and Turf

i finger the surf gingerly while they sip on audacity envy escalates over me with their desire to part my sea . pulsing stars rescind descend from the end of the weaver’s thread this quivering span they will not possess i grant them what they seek instead . confidence not arrogance atrophied resistences bonds therein […]

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Zephyr

i am the wind that spans the sea no mortal man will capture me . When I was young, my grandfather often read poetry and stories to me. His favorite story to recite was “The Little Mermaid”, Hans Christian Anderson’s original and not Disney. Will a man choose the truth of his soul or the […]

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Recapitulation

an imposter was sent to Troy the beauty of a clever decoy aposamatic coloration in the embrace of celestial spin ~ for in the shadow of the dune there is no need to choose rolling mists will climb and seas will breathe sublime ~ once a mind gently spans topography of inner lands so i […]

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Depth Gauge

between sea and sky my heart lies i find my truth a drop of warm dew that kisses cold stone as i continue alone for you offer to me the hard and unknown cruising at depth the chaos is left the light sets me free i awaken at sea . © M.G. Iannucci 2018 Art: […]

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Night Watch

i sing for one who gathers these bones amidst the stones and seeping sea in the aquamarine silent sweep the tracing arc of lighthouse beams . i set this lovely sinew free to rock and climb beneath blue skies to leave a scattered mind behind in dogwatch wandering lullabies . on a starboard reach and […]

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