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



for that connection


with a voice

like mine



all my life



Toward the Last

a cloud of medication

its morphine clock





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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