An Excited Optimism
The wild charge
of the broken
tries to haunt my certainty
threatens to trip up
for brighter days.
my only care
exists in a sub-realm
a realm that I pass over
on a hike through the Wasatch.
A hike I plan
on another day
a lighter day
of jagged edges.
fulfilled in the climb
where I plan to launch the hollow ism’s
that choral inside my mind and
transform the gray curves that
chase my steady decline into frail.
The present me,
clobbered truth over the blade,
turning it into a compassionate hound,
her slow pull
transporting me over the summit
which is quite distant,
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.
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