Sanctimonious moon—

Why so judgmental?

I know where you’ve been;

I know who you’ve seen.

Leave me to the poverty

Of stars, already dead,

Burned out like my heart.

Slide under the lace

Canopy of clouds,

Safe swath of lingerie.

Don’t frown your face

At me tonight—

I’m in no mood for a scolding

By an obtuse hunk of rock

Who didn’t have the sense

To stay married to the earth.

Oh ho! Didn’t think I knew

About that, did you?

Shock. Go now, leave me

To my nightmare,

My galloping dream of doom,

Urging me past the milestones

Along the racetrack to ruin.


“Moonwatch” was originally posted here on Light Motifs II 6/29/18 and also appears in my book Monochrome.

I’m reposting it today for Kate’s prompt.

8 responses to “Moonwatch

  1. Haha! Love this. ❤️

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Stunning shot Paula, you have talent!
    Love your use of words here but trust that you’re off that racetrack to ruin 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Beautiful poem Paula! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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