Poetry

New Year’s Triptych – Lorraine Caputo

I. Outside the empty        streets echo             with blasts of fireworks To scare away the demons        that lurk in the shadows             of time a-changing & within this silent house       my mind echoes Scare away those demons         of war, hunger, disease Scare away those demons         of misery & poverty Scare away those demons         of corporate greed             that … Continue reading

Poetry

Welcoming the New Year – Lorraine Caputo

Midnight approaches         without a                  bell toll Already rockets burst       in green & white           in a red heart       against a sooty sky The old men are dragged       to the streets & at that hour       they are burnt          & firework stuffing       exploding & we eat grapes, one       by one Gabriel counts his money       over & again Rice … Continue reading