I planted my garden

on the wrong side

of the moon forgetting

tides of ocean

lunar wax wane


only madness

was cultivated

there underground

tubular roots

corpulent veins


flowers called

despair gave off

a single fruit...


I ate it

my laughter

becoming harsh

my eyes grew






Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, three Bright Spring Press Anthologies and several Kind of A Hurricane Publications.  She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net.  Poet and Geek recognized her work as their best poem of 2013.  Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses and she has three e-book titles.