Absent · Antoni Ooto

Making a way through –
ribbons forming in a field
after seasons had their way.

I notice the farmer and tractor,
a familiar couple staring
at the furrows...
he so still.

That’s where this poem begins.

A person does what needs doing
and so must I.

I saw it clearly
turning homeward without you.

Antoni Ooto is a poet and flash fiction writer. His works have been published in Red Eft Review, Ink Sweat & Tears, Young Ravens Literary Review, Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, An Upstate of Mind and Palettes & Quills. Antoni lives and works in upstate New York with his wife, writer/storyteller Judy DeCroce.