‘3 Poems’ by Antoni Ooto

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Annuals

It’s summer again!
And the neighbors have decided to bring
their thirty year argument out
to the garden,
the picnic table,
the garage,
the barn,
the porch.

Voices incensed…
clawing above the bushes,
bellowing by the mailbox
blaring around hedges,
…like dandelions doubling in the grass.

Yup,
summer…

Again!

Unused Poetry

Book 1

very good condition
cover has no visible markings and wear
dust jacket has minimal shelf wear
looks like never read
spine pristine
very good condition

Book 2

beautiful copy
excellent condition
looks bookstore new
dust jacket has sharp edges and glossy surfaces
pages have no mark
or indication of any use

Is anyone reading poetry?
Really?

The Door

looking
in
looking
out
swinging
one winged bird

last place open
freedom perched on a hinge

always
in the middle of something
wanting to be free—
unnecessary

Antoni Ooto7762514598_542ac66c86_z is a poet and flash fiction writer. His works have been published in Nixes Mate Review, Pilcrow & Dagger, Red Eft Review, Ink Sweat & Tears, Young Ravens Literary Review, Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, An Upstate of Mind and Palettes & Quills.