Joan Leotta – 1 poem

A Single Bloom


Petal fingers brush

mine lightly

as my hand travels

down to snap

bloom from stem.

Mother bluebird

living just above

this volunteer

rose of sharon

circles my head,

chides me

chirping, chirping

this bloom is her

guardian, shielding

her nest from

view. I surrender

to her claim.




Joan Leotta is an Author and Story Performer of “Encouraging words through Pen and Performance”, Giulia Goes to War, Letters from Korea, A Bowl of Rice, Secrets of the Heart and Historical Fiction in Legacy of Honor Series Simply a Smile--collection of Short Stories  WHOOSH! Picture book from THEAQ. You can download a mini-chapbook of her poems free at Find out more about her work at and Facebook: