My name is Lou Caprara. I am 40 years old and have been writing poetry since I was in my early teens. I am married with 2 children. I write under the pen name of Jay Caprara. This poem is dedicated to my two boys.




Birth

Now
As you begin
Your iron journey
Free;

Free from flags
or the bleeding
misconceptions
of the masses
without;

Without arrows
or symbols
or badges
or bags full
of marbles
Free;

Free
Before the frost
or the flames
Free:

Free as the first

Dream.


Copyright © 2000 by Lou Caprara




Wake

The broken winged bird
does not fly
but to heaven.


Copyright © 2000 by Jay Caprara




The Spider

Staring out my window
watching a spider crawling
there is no sun
light
just a whistle
in the distance…

I sit alone
A candle
burning
without
music
without
sound…

A mixture of
sad grey
confusion
abounds.


Copyright © 2000 by Jay Caprara