Mea culpa – a poem by Antoni Ooto

Mea culpa

Patiently listening—
the days in necessary living
ebb and flow.

This little Catholic boy holds
all his sins tight;
his past digressions.

When there is joy all around,
I still wait,
mouth closed watching,

and keep praying;
maybe this joy is misplaced

and when it passes,
feeling right again—
I still… wait.


Antoni Ooto is a poet and flash fiction writer.  His works have been published in Nixes Mate Review, Pilcrow & Dagger, Red Eft Review, Ink Sweat & Tears, Young Ravens Literary Review, Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, An Upstate of Mind and Palettes & Quills.

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