My favorite time,

The mountain’s face still washed

in darkness, as the day slowly

peels away layers of sleep

readying itself for work.


Wildlife looks for prey

locking their breath

at the sound of any rustle.

Birds sing for breakfast,

and the growls of engines

heading for the early shift



Quiet hours are almost over,

and the town’s heartbeat quickens.

The diner’s lights blink awake,

and the stars prepare

to vanish behind the sun’s rays.

A newspaper will soon land

in our yard.


Looking out at the last of the darkness,

my pen begins scratching out thoughts,

telling the house the day’s begun.


 Bruno Rescigna


My writing credits include: short stories published in Elysian Fields Quarterly and the Bucks County Writer, two one-act plays produced at the University of New Mexico. My poetry has been published by Arial Chart, Literary Yard, the annual issue of Tidewater. One of my poems was selected for reading at the 2023 Summertide Festival and will be displayed for 12 months on the grounds of the Port Angeles Fine Arts Center. In addition, I was interviewed on the “Strength to Be Human” podcast hosted by Mark Rossi. Lastly, I was a finalist in 2021’s Tucson Festival of Books, a national poetry competition.

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