My Flavors by Joni Caggiano

The side profile of a young, pretty woman licking a record that she's holding in her gloved hands
Image Source: Canva

sipping me softly through a fairy’s straw

sampling each flavor

you whisper, it is my essence you savor

arousing monarch butterflies now swing

singing ballads to start

flutes and a fluttering of my loving heart

-JONI CAGGIANO

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.

You can also read her writing on Instagram @jonicaggiano and Twitter @theinnerchild1.

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Joni’s words arouse the mind and heart with passionate flavors. That whisper would be enough to make anyone’s heart flutter. I could feel the intensity, the want, and the need to drown in the arms of one’s lover. I think even a splash of cool water couldn’t erase the blush upon those lucky cheeks. Let’s leave some room for imagination to take over.
    Congratulations Joni!

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you Terveen for the kind words. So grateful to be amongst the amazing writers here on MasticadoresIndia. So thank you, and hope you are having a great week. Big hugs and love, Joni

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  2. Passionate but delicate, you have the eye of an artist and the words of a sensually comfortable poet.. You paint with your desires, tease with your verbal imagery..delight with your openness..You are Joni:):) Bravo!!🦋🤗❤️🌼

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Wow, dearest Karima you are such a gem to me. I appreciate your reading me and the kindness in your comments. You also understand me so incredibly well Terveen also has a real sense of understanding people she reads. So thank you tremendously. Sending my heartfelt love. ❤️ Joni

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  3. brittabenson says:

    This is beautiful, Joni. So much in such few words. Wow. ‘Sipping me softly through a fairy’s straw’ – what a line!

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you. What a lovely comment.
      I just love the idea of fairies. To me they are tiny and sensitive creatures. I am glad you enjoyed it, Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your week. Big hugs 🤗 Joni

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  4. This is so very beautiful!!

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    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Thank you so much my friend. Hope you are having a blessed week. Big hugs and thanks again!! ❤️🤗

      Liked by 2 people

      1. You are very welcome and thank you 🙂

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  5. Michele Lee says:

    A bite-size beautiful love poem. 💞

    Liked by 2 people

    1. jonicaggiano says:

      Oh thank you Michele! I am glad you enjoyed it. Great things come in small packages. Thank you so much for reading too. Big hugs 🤗 Joni

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      1. Michele Lee says:

        You are welcome, Joni. It was a delightful biteful. 😁 Yes, they do! Hugs to you. 😊

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  6. HensBlooms says:

    Congratulations Joni and I love your beautiful poetry 🌸💕🎉❣️

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