From Love to Hollowed Tree, poetry by Joni Caggiano at Spillwords.com
Marta Filipczyk

From Love to Hollowed Tree

From Love to Hollowed Tree

written by: Joni Caggiano

@theinnerchild1

 

lightning striking emotions I can no longer contain
burning my skin with your scathing looks for you have found another
smelling her lilac perfume burns my nose and cuts ridges on my hips
how will your fingers forget the heavenly world you traced on my body
your hands drew life softly in circles, birthing spasms
arousing me with your musky aroma after cutting wood at dusk
moonbeams caressing my flaming hair with jasmine
burying your head in my curls, I float amid fireflies
sands drifting like your vacillating love, a wispy stirring
disappearing now into the hollow of the wise magnolia
your passion will yearn and call again for me
As I grow more elusive in my mammoth tree

Joni Caggiano

Joni Caggiano

Joni's blog is Rum and Robots, where she publishes poetry, photography, and short stories. Take a look at Joni’s work in Spillwords Press NYC, Vita Brevis Press, The Finest Example, The Tiny Seed Literary Journal, I Write Her – The Short of it, MasticadoresUSA, MasticadoresIndia (regular contributor), and The Edge of Humanity Magazine. Her work has been included in the following anthologies: The Sound of Brilliance (The Short of It Publishing, Volume 1 2020), Inner Eye (Poets Choice, 2021), and It’s Not Easy (Poets Choice 2021). Joni received an honorable mention in Gabriela Marie Milton’s (Amazon #1 Best Selling Poet) Short Prose Contest. Joni’s blog is an effort to give back – she is a surviving Adult Child of Alcoholics. She is a retired nurse and paralegal who feels a strong kinship with nature.
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