When Clouds Escape by Antoni Ooto

fog
When Clouds Escape
.
a slowing fog
unties a thirst for the ocean—
silent, mooring.
.
The first sounds…
dogs warning along slow hills,
and loons drop to clear vacant water
keeping busy
.
Asa’s Landing
nearly concealed in rushes,
there—and not there.
.
Safety cups the cove
where beach grasses frame.
.
Here, two men rest
as ageless as silhouettes
.
and over there that rescue skiff
—Puff
patient, beached
with nowhere left to go.
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ooto
Antoni Ooto lives and works with his wife, poet/storyteller, Judy DeCroce, in rural upstate New York. Ooto is a well-known abstract expressionist artist whose art is collected throughout the US. His poetry is widely published internationally in print, online journals, and anthologies.  Antoni regularly contributes to The BeZINE, Amethyst Review, Front Porch Review, The Poet Magazine, North of Oxford, OpenDoor Magazine, and Vita Brevis Press.  
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