M.J. Iuppa

To Destination 

Scopello, Sicily, 2018 

No street signs, only switch-
back roads rising to blind

turns spinning us down
dusty corridors walled

by cacti and sprays of
fuchsia, not knowing

what lies ahead is
a cliff hanger:

freshly squeezed
blood orange sun
incandescent sea

M.J. Iuppa ‘s fourth poetry collection is This Thirst (Kelsay Books, 2017). For the past 29 years, she has lived on a small farm near the shores of Lake Ontario. Check out her blog: mjiuppa.blogspot.com for her musings on writing, sustainability & life’s stew.