OHIO SENIOR POET LAUREATE
Joseph A. Psarto

CELLO CONCERT
(a love letter)

A volcano has erupted
on an island paradise,
a hurricane is ripping
through a Mississippi town,
an Asian war is breaking out,
a famine threatens Africa,
and a meteor of iron and fire
is crashing towards the earth.

But all I want to say to you
is that last night the moon
made my white roses even whiter,
a summer breeze is shaking
and quaking the aspens,
butterflies are really small angels,
rain drops little diamonds,
and that I love you.

The owl down by the barn
is playing a cello,
and the ripened
apples are falling for it.

Joseph A. Psarto
Westlake, Ohio

JOSEPH A. PSARTO
Joseph A. Psarto, 77, Westlake, is retired but now writing poetry and novels. He has published two novels entitled “Zohar and the Fox-girl” and “The Fox with the White Scarf.” His bio states the creative thinker was a businessman for 22 years in Asia, he speaks Korean. His birth sign is Scorpio.