Open 2021 Poems - Antoni Ooto



By Antoni Ooto


Your grave waits
in sun and burr


but if I stand over it
and think of you


I’m only pretending
to be there


and you pretending
I came


Cadences of Song

Within this lonely beach
a fog may come
giving the world a place
to disappear, and then
to find itself again.


Poems may surface;
their own movement
toward truer shallows.


On this chosen stages crim
Light breathes through
and a poet finally finds
meaningon an almost visible path in…


“natural cadences of song.”
—Hayden Carruth



Antoni Ooto from US is an internationally published poet and flash fiction writer. Known for his abstract expressionist art, Antoni now finds his voice in poetry. A study of many poets has opened and offered him a new form of self-expression. He has been published in Amethyst Review, The BeZine, The Ginger Collect, Young Ravens Review, ActiveMuse, and many others. He lives and works in upstate New York with his wife poet/storyteller, Judy DeCroce.


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