Poems by Antoni Ooto

no matter how much rain falls

the end

takes nothing but shadow

 

nature grows backward

 

and her secret

soaks through a waiting field

peace in perfect quietude

like monks dropping the chaff

 

that final vow

 

 

Family Secrets

the unanswered questions,

the difference in our smiles

 

I was listening from that limbo

for someone to answer

 

waiting

for that connection

 

with a voice

like mine

 

waiting

all my life

 

 

Toward the Last

a cloud of medication

its morphine clock

ticking—ticking

 

sitting—watching

standing––waiting

posturing bargains with God

 

we fight…

still… they leave

 

ordinary as breath

simple as sleep.

 

 

Antoni OotoAntoni Ooto is a poet and flash fiction writer. Known for his abstract expressionist art, Antoni now adds his voice to poetry.  His study of many poets has opened and offered him a new form of self-expression. Antoni’s poems have been published by Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, Nixes Mate Review,  Young Ravens Literary Review, and many others. He lives and works in upstate New York with his wife poet/ storyteller, Judy DeCroce

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