In the world
I am one of the many
a distant stranger
Just like you.
It is a daily challenge to be noticed.
To be recognized, near impossible.
The special moments are few and far.
When they come
I feel gifted, energized
my spirit soars
until my inner editor
another sucker punch.
And as the blood drains
from my muse
it reminds me of
a spangled, lone star tick
who has cracked my code again
the equation elemental,
silence the fanatic.
C. S. De Dona
Author, Poet, Photographer, domestic violence survivor, and naturalized immigrant, Cornelia is currently an Arts and Letters member of The Southwest Florida Branch of The National League Of American Pen Women.
Cornelia lived in Kaneohe, Hawaii, for thirty-six years. Also, seven years in the Mid-Hudson Valley of New York. She now resides in North Fort Myers, Florida.
Her poems and photography are published in print, online, and in Rain Bird, a literary and art journal of the University of Hawaii's Windward Community College (2008-2013).
In 2013, Cornelia received Rain Bird's Kolokolea Poetry Prize for her poem, "Speaking French."
In 2015 her chapbook "Hawaiian Time," entered in the National League of American Pen Women's Vinnie Ream contest, was awarded third place in their inaugural multi-discipline category.
View all posts by C. S. De Dona