Sunset in Columbus County. Photos by Sammy Feldblum.


is running through green grass,

daffodils, open field, riding horseback

down an old country road


until a path through the woods, only

the horse knows to go


Freedom is bathing sunlight

basking in its glow

Freedom is walking slow


Freedom is

riding a Harley for fun, not just for show

skinny dippin’ in the summertime

being all alone on a Friday night

Freedom is a long cry


Freedom is walking a mile with no cars passing by

Freedom is lying on your back and watching the sky

Freedom is not having to lie


Freedom is quiet


laughter at family gatherings

waiting for crawfish to boil

pure olive oil left in natural hair

creating something rare

  • About

    Angela Cagnolatti has written more than a hundred poems and performed some of them. She also sings and is a visual artist and a hair stylist. She is the mother of a teen-aged daughter and a native of Jackson, Mississippi.