Musical Beach Grass – Joni Caggiano

Shy and shielding the sun through cotton candy clouds musically smell my skin. Beholding heaven, I remember how trembling we explored our wedding ground in this land of arctic terns. Childlike, I embrace stolen moments of youth I never had. Briny mist captivated my racing heart as I lay with you and licked the salt off your chest. Standing firm, sun and sand are bleaching your face like a white knight—wood groaning like a weathered garden glove with worn rawhide. Our bodies, one – yellow beach grass lashes near us in woolen blankets, creating an endless wave that shimmers as the sun dips low in the horizon, like an old friend.

Joni’s blog is Rum and Robots, where she has published 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, and MasticadoresUSA. Joni’s work was 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). Her blog is an effort to give back – she is a surviving Adult Child of Alcoholics. Joni is a retired nurse and paralegal.

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  1. […] Shy and shielding the sun through cotton candy clouds musically smell my skin. Beholding heaven, I remember how trembling we explored our wedding ground in this land of arctic terns. Childlike, I embrace stolen moments of youth I never had. Briny mist captivated my racing heart as I lay with you and licked the salt off your chest. Standing firm, sun and sand are bleaching your face like a white knight—wood groaning like a weathered garden glove with worn rawhide.  Continue reading here […]

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    1. John thank you so much for your kind reblog. I am especially grateful as “The Finest Example,” is getting started up again and I am wishing the very best for they have a wonderful magazine but they also are the first ones to publish my work and I can never repay Peter (Editor-In-Chief) for that kindness. Blessings to you John! love Joni

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  2. Oh Joni, you have the great gift of trapping the reader in your scenes..making us all voyeurs to your childhood or your most special memories. We don’t struggle..we just stay mesmerized until the last line releases us and we say, “wow” This piece is a wonderful example of your mastery and literary enchantment.❤️

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    1. Thank you dear Karima, you are a dear to leave such a lovely comment. You are an expert at taking us to a different world all together so this comment means so much to me, thank you so very much. Sending lots of love and hugs to you my kind and creative friend. Love Joni

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  3. So beautiful Joni and congratulations❣️ You are an amazing writer always capturing me as a reader through your great imagery. Wishing you blessings in abundance, and joy, love and peace over this festive period 💕🌸❤️

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