Joanne Monte


Joanne Monte Poems

1. River 5/31/2004
2. Eight-fifteen 5/31/2004
3. At a Sidewalk Cafe 9/19/2004
4. Letters From Women Given Up For Adoption at Birth 10/4/2006
5. Displacement 6/17/2004
6. The Dark Secret Borne 6/17/2004
7. The Betrayal 3/13/2011
8. For the Woman in Quandary 4/24/2006
9. The Light By Its Creation 4/29/2004
10. The Monument 5/21/2004
11. The Hurricane 10/4/2006
12. When We Haven't Said Goodbye 5/15/2012
13. Rings of Passage 5/18/2012
14. From a Photographer's War Journal 10/4/2006

The Dark Secret Borne

in a village
soldiers have hunted,
borne behind doors
that have been kicked open
to drain the blood and flesh
of its nutrients, its life,

has left me
in this home of captive breeding,

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