An Invitation With Conditions, by Judy DeCroce & Antoni Oot

An Invitation With Conditions
by Judy DeCroce & Antoni Oot

I still love you—
even those unshared parts;

invite you into my life
but there are some secrets to keep.

Nothing says you don’t belong.
But please, keep something back.

True, you are here, and
I’m glad.

I love you,
but…

I don’t really want to know…
            Everything.

Writers, storyteller and educator Judy DeCroce, and poet/artist Antoni Ooto are based in Upstate New York.

Married and sharing a love of poetry, these two creative souls gather inspiration during their morning poetry sessions over a pot of coffee where they listen to, critique, and revise their work.

Judy DeCroce, has been published in PilCrow & Dagger, Red Eft Review, Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, An Upstate of Mind, as well as Palettes & Quills, and Writers & Books.

Antoni Ooto has been published in The Red Eft Review, Ink Sweat and Tears, Young Ravens Literary Review, Front Porch Review, Amethyst Review, Upstate of Mind and Palettes and Quills, and both have been published in many other journals.

They are collaborating on an upcoming book.

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