Moonwatch [repost]

tree moon sunset

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?
Go now, leave me
To my nightmare,
My galloping dream of doom,
Urging me past the milestones
Along the racetrack to ruin.


Image from Pixabay.

Poetry form: free verse.

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15 responses to “Moonwatch [repost]

  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 🙂

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  3. Beautiful poem Paula! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I love this part:
    “Slide under the lace
    Canopy of clouds,
    Safe swath of lingerie.”

    Liked by 1 person

  5. This is a fantastic poem Paula. Poignant and evocative

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