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Adrienne Veronese

Poet, Novelist, Author, Essayist, Humorist

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The Medium is the Message

 

"You had your time, you had your power
you've yet to have your finest hour"

-Queen
Radio Ga Ga

 

in a world where
mythology creates itself
the gods we couldn't
bring ourselves to name even
noticed that we failed
to take ourselves seriously
so they gave us boys named George
in a …

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Expert Poem

if you are not an expert
you should not be reading
this poem

only an expert
is qualified enough
to know at a glance
if these words
have been manufactured
according to strictly regulated
standards

if a shelf date
has not been stamped
at the bottom,
proceed with caution
for it may be an indication

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The Hills Had Caves

                   

The Hills Had Caves

 

indians lived in those caves
out behind the farmhouse,
their artifacts trickle out
with each new generation
exploring the cool dark,
carrying big sticks &
fierce imaginations
on their bear hunts

timid beasts,
those black …

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Prisoner of Your Love

Prisoner of Your Love

 

"All I do is kiss you, through the bars
of a rhyme"
                                  - Mark Knopfler


in this season of loving
where the only thing that changes
is the temperature of the current
i am swept away each time
i catch the rhyth…

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Collections

 

 

Collections

i tossed it all
everything i owned
everything i'd collected
had filled the spaces with
had used to anchor the past
to emotions i have no use for anymore
found myself growing weightless
in the process
found myself waking up
to the limitless space
& memories that flood it

it di…

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Spirited

 

Spirited

 

Summer settles its debt with the sky
as the spirited bride considers
diamonds & a ring of gold
where only hills rise from a quiet lake
reflecting promises of a different nature

can her story possibly remain untold
when there is a groom who claims
he has found it written in his hea…

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Modern Love

Modern Love

 

i dreamed
i was being kissed
by a man with
a tongue thrust disorder

i must learn
to make it clear
that i am not
a speech therapist

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Low and Bright (the Seven Dwarfs' Horizon Suite)

 

                  

                                Low and Bright

                               (The Seven Dwarfs' Horizon Suite)

                                                 for Pieter Outte…

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