The Moon Disappeared

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The moon disappeared last night.
I wonder when you’ll notice
You rarely looked toward it
except for a quick glance
that made you  mildly aware
that it is still there
hanging around,
blundering through the blinds,
a satellite drawn by your gravity.

But, she broke away last night
tired of your indifference
taking for granted her position
will you be washed away
by drowning regret
afraid of the unfamiliar sky
because the moon
disappeared last night?

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A Pinch of Fog

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Add a day of smoky grey
To skies of sullen slate
walk along the forest edge
Shimmering in rain’s wake
watch the skies begin to light
as fog is pinched away
And all the wooded creatures
Begin their busy day.

Merely Shadows on the Wall

 

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Norman Duenas (Google image) Link  Info 

Face it
squarely
unadorned
examine the underneath
the structure
the foundation
the bones, ivory, calcium, porous
the cogs and wheels
springs and sprockets

am I the shape of my eyes
the color of my hair
the curve of my waist
the length of my leg
the smallness of my ankle?
the outside is trappings
lies
promises
that can’t be kept

Time
is a seductress
a siren
a shape shifter
the past, present, future
a never ending circle
of cognizance and oblivion
flights of whimsy
predetermined plan.

Neon Stars

Quickly  How about a little mash-play this weekend?
You’ll need two source texts. I’m suggesting you use the verses of two songs, one with an elevated or spiritual tone and the other–not.

My reinvention:

World you getting me down
Can’t face those neon lights
but on the roof far above the town
it’s peaceful in the night

Away from the hustling crowd
listen to the music of the night
fantasies unwind, head unbowed
world below, my soul takes flight

Come away from the garish light
the stars put on a show for free
let the dream begin, the dark ignite
you can share it all with me

Up on the roof (up on the roof)
Up on the roof (up on the roof)

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When this old world starts getting me down
I turn my face from the garish light of day
and climb way up to the top of the stairs
On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be
Turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light
And listen to the music of the night

Get away from the hustling crowd
Open up your mind, let your fantasies unwind
And you’ll live as you’ve never lived before
Where you just have to wish to make it so
On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be
And there the world below can’t bother me

Turn your thoughts away from cold, unfeeling light
At night the stars put on a show for free
Let the dream begin, let your darker side give in
And, darling, you can share it all with me
On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be
Up on the roof (up on the roof)

 

The Music of the Night, Jackie Evancho  Here
Up on the Roof, The Drifters   Here