Cassiopeia’s Bargain by Joni Caggiano

Cassiopeia’s Bargainby Joni Caggiano[author’s site] underneath the shadow of a manic and freshly mowed moondrunk with a star from Cassiopeia and her erogenous tune I wept tears of mad loss that crawled underneath your shut doorbreaking up with me while sitting safe on your heartless floor such words etched, and love we exchanged in your…

The Colors of Love by Joni Caggiano

The Colors of Loveby Joni Caggiano[author’s site] Pink am I, fresh and innocent with youOpening like a virgin bud, giving birth to beautyYou are the intoxicating fragrance that pours over me every time you breatheGardenias and jasmine jumping in midair like babes on trampolines where nothing can stop us from flyingSweet music pours from your…

Memories Buried in a Box by Joni Caggiano

Memories Buried in a Boxby Joni Caggiano [author’s site] I am the seasoning in your food, infused with blood-tinged lovegrave diggers plow a hole into my left eye, now crossedblack memories are buried there, along with my visionlifeless in a woeful, cardboard box, are my wedding ringsmy father’s voice chasing me, calling me a whore,…