( “Mask mold” by Antoni Ooto)

How many times

must I write a thing

write on
write off
write on

walk away
pick up the pen

write on till     what is written
is no longer mine

the pen            a useless finger
pointing to something on
an overworked page

where do I fit?

write on
write off

Antoni Ooto (www.linkedin.com/in/antoniooto/) is a poet and flash fiction writer.  He came to writing late and after years of reading/studying many poets, found his voice.  His works appear in  Amethyst Review, Pilcrow & Dagger, Red Eft Review, Young Ravens Literary Review, and many others.Antoni lives and works in upstate New York with his wife, writer/storyteller, Judy DeCroce.