Apparition - Antoni Ooto

who knew…?
I was gone without a clock
always on this road
dragging the dust        walking off     walking on

I stay hoping for a welcome
always erasing something
avoiding used shadows

We all give up what we have to
and learn what we aren’t.

Antoni Ooto is a poet and flash fiction writer who came to writing late. Known for his abstract expressionist art, Antoni now adds his voice to poetry.  His love of reading and studying many poets has opened and offered him a new form of self-expression. On long country walks he often finds inspiration, or clarity to further shape a work-in-progress.

His poems have been published in Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, Nixes Mate Review, Young Ravens Literary Review, and many others. Antoni lives and works in upstate New York with his wife poet/ storyteller, Judy DeCroce.