ennoble the chaste grandeur
words wrap around my neck
like a quill and crimson shawl
sincere lexes, gilded stardust
my heart lay bare to nameless
shall you leave me in meadows
or make a crown of gardenias
to lay upon a place of dubious rest
or will this poet’s heart pass the test
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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