Josie Was

Amazing poetry shared by a talented writer.

Rum and Robots

Poem by Joni Caggiano – Photo by Tatiana Syrikova on

Josie was

a button without a piece of thread
a child that lost the happy and ended up with dread

a dancer with no lessons, shoes, or hope
especially after seeing dad tie her mom up with rope

a sun without the color yellow or a single ray
a girl that got mad at God because he made her stay

a rare flower without a bud, just a thin stem
who snuck softly downstairs at night to spy on them

a beautiful symphony without a single note
especially when her dad peed on her treasured coat

a monarch without a lone patch of milkweed
Josie wasn’t a child at all; this fact she will concede

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