Front Porches

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Front Porches,Knee-walled, castle-fortress;Sentry station, marvelous appended creation,For taking stock of self and nation.Slowly and with little pomp, a flag-hand rises above the brow, on boney pole, and, Flaps a wind waving salute.

Mom

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 A breast, a face, a lap, warm skin, caress and embrace me,Safely to the world from which I sprung to life and clung.Gravity was not enough to keep me grounded there for very long.But, the heart, the calm, the sweet smile, and gazing eye - stars,Set in Heaven, to … Continue reading Mom

The Remedy

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Christo-Caucasian-Masculinity, To all three, I have an intimate affinity. If this makes me your worst enemy, May you find in God's love, the remedy, To the missed occasion to find the friend in me.

Redeye Over Boston

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 Courtesy Google Maps Boston Harbor, plump old daughter of the Revolution, exhaustedBut content from the rigors of a tightly bobby-pinned, puritanical day,Sits stuffed in her bath. Her fleshy legs and heels propped, straddling the edges of the tub. Buoyant breasts and hips, gently bobbing above the water's surface,She silently contemplates, … Continue reading Redeye Over Boston

Truth

by Paul C. Binotto © 2019 RelativizedRomanticizedPopularizedPatronizedJeopardizedMonetizedFranchisedSanitizedMonopolizedRealizedBaptizedCanonizedVillainizedAnalyzedVulcanizedPlagiarizedPack of liesPrioritizedPushed asideRadicalizedCapitalizedSecuritizedFactualizedActualizedImmortalizedSpecializedIodizedFantasizedFanaticizedFractionalizedMarbleizedCaramelizedTrivializedHow unwiseFrench fries On the sideDisenfranchisedRevitalizedCrystalizedDigitized“Sunshine in my eyesAlways makes me cry”SpatializedEasternizedWesternizedAfricanizedAmericanizedHomogenizedStandardizedUN oversizedFull of spiesHard to tell who’s on our sideCapsizedMarginalizedJust along for the rideOpen wide, here comes the tide“Step on through to the other side”ConceptualizedPenny wiseTie-died and PicklizedArtist little known and penniless until after he … Continue reading Truth