Ms. Cranky’s New Year’s Resolution

Ms. Cranky resolves in this sacred new year of 2012 to be extremely kind and sweet to people — unless they walk into her bosom while reading their electronic devices.

And, Cranky truly resolves to stop envying thin women, especially those monsters who sit right across from you at dinner and eat everything in sight and when you question — “do you ever have to diet?” — they, oh, so casually reply — “Oh, it’s in the genes, I can eat anything I want’”— ouii, Well... Read More

Linda Saccoccio: Ancient Present

Linda Saccoccio: Ancient Present

Postures curved
aching, troubled angles
Inner tombs
Mirrored walls
Arches exquisite for fine extravagances
Crowds of tourists
European landmarks
Versailles or St. Peter’s or…
Voices and bodies that labored
Laborers who caretake and visit
General public in royal palaces
Fine, the line between
Interior and exterior
An elder hunched, slowly
Walks home in the countryside
Thriving scrub and flora
Lift soul... Read More

Linda Saccoccio: Loosened Knots

Linda Saccoccio: Loosened Knots

Melancholic blazing day
Loosened knots
Trapped bunny-head balloon
Released in a game
Tempting the fatal
Escapes the wistful child’s hand
Atmosphere of devilish humor
Draws it into oblivion
Cobblestone curbing
Art of Italian grandpa, Nonno
Shoelaces untied
Loose and listless
Grayed from running
from madness running
Seeking
Bliss of the wind
Flight fantasies soar
Birdcall, bicycle squeak whistleRead More

Linda Saccoccio: Eve

Linda Saccoccio: Eve

Deception, perception
A broken glass
A ruptured rib and rite
Spared
For Eve
Basking nude in sun honey
Where serpents and apples tempt
Into or out of
Paradise?
A thermometer of time
Hangs to torment
Third eye vision
Blocked
Linear
Rigid myth
Bright, innocent,
elegant face
For fate to fondle
Fair and forgiving
She takes the ride
For art, religion and history’s sake
Possibly... Read More

Linda Saccoccio: Rotations

Linda Saccoccio: Rotations

Colors, come together
Like packs of wolves
Or Italians in public spaces
A market, cinema, or a bus
Clustered, clinging, friction
The space, air, is shared
Unconditionally, unconsciously
Howling, buzzing
Rotating around the sun
A bee circling a lily on a pond
Nectar its bliss
Succumbing to union
Birthed to process, pattern, productivity
Time turns the water
An acorn drops and enters
Concentric ripples radiat... Read More