Consequences of Moonlight

Written for:  PoeticBloomings2, #192 “The Night, The Moon And The Music”
“There’s a moon out tonight. Nothing special about that. Unless you make it special. Your poem will be a night poem. Be inspired by the moon. Think of a song that sings of the night. Or write the sounds of night. The night sky. Yes, the moon and stars. Silhouettes in the night. Strangers in the night. Paint the romance of night with your words. Write the despair of night with your words. Play the music of night with your words.”

Consequences Of Moonlight

Blue moon saw me standing
on the dark side. Why did I not heed
the warnings of a bad moon rising,
disguising itself with a smile
and wink–distinctly not a harvest
moon to dance under with love
and wonder. I would rather be
staring at a moon over Bourbon
Street–sweet saxophone blowing
a moon dance tune. Instead,
moon shadow follows me, swallows
me in an eclipse. I find myself walking
on the moon at midnight.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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