Mount Ararat holds the wind
in the silence of snow peaks
where splinters of the ark rub
nails creaking in her cypress side
hope traversing mountain wafts
lavender, jasmine, and wisteria sing
woeful at an oath once absolute
as God sends a strike of lightening
into hell to stoke the firestorm
of evil that lurks from the devil
ashes defiling the white of her peaks
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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