These Are the Times

these are the times
when I love you the most
when the darkness arrives
and the sun
seemingly disappears
you shine with a
precious luminosity
our early morning
kitchen manifestos
and raging battle plans
with you
my fellow warrior
my indelible lover
my equal
I am
ready to face
the coming days of
idiocies and prejudices
with a defiant optimism
knowing that
we will endure
like we always do

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John Michael Antonio

John Michael Antonio is a freelance writer, photographer, poet and screenwriter. He claims his Midwestern roots while at the same time admitting his incurable and insatiable love and addiction for all things New York City. He has been the husband to his wife, the love of his life, for almost thirty years and is a father of three wonderful children. He is an unapologetic male feminist as well as a passionate lover of fashion, art, movies and music from all eras and genres. An endless dreamer, John Michael is also an avid historian, ex-punk rocker and a legendary Internet surfer who sleeps, on average, about four hours a day. His main personal website, The World of John Michael Antonio, can be found at


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