Tag: Joanne Jagoda

tolerate your absurd
do anything to keep you from yelling
and scream silently for you again

I know you see things in a different way
you are content with a cup

I ache when I see him
this child destined to be somebody
until his life turned to dross
never able to fulfill his potential

After retiring in 2009, one inspiring writing workshop launched Joanne Jagoda of Oakland, California on an unexpected writing trajectory. Her short stories, poetry and nonfiction appear on-line and in print anthologies including A Poet’s Siddur, Pure Slush, Better After 50. and Persimmon Tree Magazine. In 2015, her poem, “Mr. Avocado Man” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Joanne continues taking a variety of Bay Area writing classes, enjoys Zumba, traveling and spoiling her seven grandchildren, who call her “Savta.”
Joanne Jagoda
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I call you on the phone every few months fulfilling my duty with my uh-huhs you are verbose and tell me about your call this morning to the State Department and you remind me the President relies upon you for advice   I want to speak up and tell you that you were missed at Read More …