Annette Pisano Higley : Writing

One's Head

One's Head

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


One's head Is not a good place To take up residence. A brief stay on occasion, A weekend getaway perhaps, But not a dwelling Where hats can be h..
Survival

Survival

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


We fall and fall and fall again, So tired of rising. So tired of trying. We put one foot in front of the other And hope they find their way. Fath..
 Samantha

Samantha

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


Small figure huddled on cold steps, Head bent. Forlorn. Pinched face dwarfed by the hood of a coat That is much too big, That reeks of cigarette s..
Tar-Beach

Tar-Beach

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


Hot summer Sundays spent on fire-escapes, Spent on tar-beach tenement roofs,After Church.Diamonds glinting in the asphalt. Little eyes peeri..
Inner City Blues

Inner City Blues

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


Concrete and more concrete, Washed out grays and tans, Sky like soiled linen. Re-breathing dense air. The world is a telephone booth. Hurry up an..
One Day At A Time

One Day At A Time

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


No one of usIs strong enough or smart enough or rich enough or beautiful enough,To get through this lifeWithout help, Confluence,Synergy, Connection.I..
Conduits

Conduits

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


We are conduits awaiting circuit. We are synapses awaiting charge. Open pathways, Waiting. Your breath, your message, stirs butterfly wings, Mak..
Radiance

Radiance

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


I smell the sharp mint In the garden that he tends with care. I see the riot Of flowers and tumult of color there. I see him Watering, nuturing, ..
Younger Than Old

Younger Than Old

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


Sister sleeping in the sun, Far away from everyone, Wants to rest but far from done, She's younger than old And older than young. Breezes lift ..
The Smallest Part

The Smallest Part

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


The smallest part Of what we are Glides on the surface Tip of the iceberg Cutting through A glassine sea. Behind the eyes Tsunamis rise The ..

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