PUBLISHED IN “FROM THE SOIL: A HOMETOWN ANTHOLOGY” — Jill Ocone

From the Soil: A Hometown Anthology, Published on December 22, 2020 I am very excited to announce that my poem titled “Boro Kids” was selected for publication in From the Soil: A Hometown Anthology, published by Exeter Publishing. From the Amazon Sales Page: “Our hometowns raised us all differently. Our roots absorbed different values and experiences […]

PUBLISHED IN “FROM THE SOIL: A HOMETOWN ANTHOLOGY” — Jill Ocone

Published in “‘Tis The Seasons: Poems for Your Holiday Spirit” — Jill Ocone

I am very excited to announce that my poem titled “The Gingerbread Boy” was selected for publication in ‘Tis The Seasons: Poems for Your Holiday Spirit, published by Red Penguin Books. From Red Penguin’s website: “‘Tis The Seasons – Poems For Your Holiday Spirit” brings together poems by over thirty unique writers that celebrate the […]

Published in “‘Tis The Seasons: Poems for Your Holiday Spirit” — Jill Ocone

Capsized — Jill Ocone

I take my first steps into today’s morning, and my feet are immediately submerged. The water, it rises second by second and minute by minute. The sharks, they start circling then snap at my legs as a jellyfish entangles my ankles with his long, slimy tentacles. He stings my skin something fierce, the discomfort searing […]

Capsized — Jill Ocone

Sublime — Jill Ocone

Sometimes, There are No words To describe The incredulous Beauty of Our world. The rising sun Stretches her hues To dapple The current, The ocean’s color As the light Shimmies And dances Atop the waves Divine. How could I Have been Created by The same being Who built And I bask in Such beauty? The […]

Sublime — Jill Ocone

Long Live The King — Jill Ocone

I awoke yesterday morning to pouring rain pelting the house and a slew of notifications that had nothing to do with COVID, the Yankees, or politics, notifications that stabbed my soul and made me audibly gasp with sorrow. “Actor Chadwick Boseman dies from colon cancer at age 43” Rarely does a celebrity’s passing shatter my […]

Long Live The King — Jill Ocone