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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Trulli

loosen the keystone a precarious home where outcomes are better left unknown . My body’s family comes from the Puglia region of Italy, where these unique stone houses are built. The entire structure rests on the strength of the keystone. This stone was formed deep in the earth by harsh forces that fused individual grains […]

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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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Malleable Memories

     Stiffly pressed with starch and steam, the musty breath of the iron on sheets and brocade pleated to be hung gingerly. Silk embroidery, needles that scar that which is hard to hide, a call for the precise. Crimson droplets from a stuck thumb under the drum of the banging machine are caught in the […]

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