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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Depth Gauge

rescue diver sized me up hooking belt loops, thumbs tucked, . he said,” ya go for the strong ones, the ones who got fight left in ‘um”, . i thought it was cruel. he said, “worried ’bout you?” . cracking a wiley grin, “i see those wheels spin. . babe, just stand up you don’t […]

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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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Orientation

wrapped in  consequence, enrapt in   silence, this presence counts moments like cracks in the sidewalk. . at times i forget and skip a step like a girl with pipe curls and patent leather shoes, absorbed in the bounce  and click as run ahead of you. . i said i would not leave, yet I watch […]

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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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Shakti

the sea swept amethyst sands over the curl of her lip, swallowing their brilliance deep into her belly. . as a solitary gull stirred, fireflies drizzled amber light  down the long shafts of marsh grass. and i wandered – gifting the tide with tears, the saline sting of lost years, when she appeared, tossing golden hair over porcelain feet  […]

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