Annette Pisano Higley : Writing

King

King

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


How many days and how many miles Of running in reverse Did it take One misguided person, Propelled by obsession, fueled by distortion, Wearing ..
Their Song

Their Song

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


She met him in a Social Club In Brooklyn, In the late 1940s. She, a sinuous rose, Olive-skinned, Growing up watching Father beating Mother On 1..
No One

No One

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


I could get used to A life where sun Just happens. And time dances. A place where I can Look at the sky And breathe. A place where Bad memorie..
She Has Arrived

She Has Arrived

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


So let's be fair and let's be kind, She's traveled through several lifetimes to get here, To be here, Never resting or expecting That she would ar..
Invincible

Invincible

A Poem by Annette Pisano Higley


Do you remember When we thought we could fly On wings of air, Through the trees And over the oceans Just by wishing it so? When we thought we w..
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..