Lorraine Caputo


The minutes, the hours slip by, their
passage unfelt by my mind, my being,
numb – frozen, not moving, neither forward nor
back … just deeper, deeper down, losing sight
of the horizon, losing the sky, buried
by dark emotion, unable to focus on
hope, on the light, on my future …


This night’s clouds fracture
revealing a near-full moon
its light beaming wide
across the sky, onto streets
leaving only thin shadows

Lorraine Caputo is a wandering troubadour whose poetry appears in over 400 journals on six continents, and 23 collections of poetry – including Caribbean Interludes (Origami Poems Project, 2022) and the upcoming In the Jaguar Valley (dancing girl press, 2023). She also authors travel narratives, articles and guidebooks. Her writing has been honored by the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada (2011) and thrice nominated for the Best of the Net. Caputo has done literary readings from Alaska to the Patagonia. She journeys through Latin America with her faithful knapsack Rocinante, listening to the voices of the pueblos and Earth. Follow her adventures at www.facebook.com/lorrainecaputo.wanderer or https://latinamericawanderer.wordpress.com.
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