I O U

I stole the moon for you

raccoon eye’d

that self satisfied

smile of mine

just a girl

who grew up thinking

wildflowers as friends

rebel heart blind

evident in the undertaking

of inadvisable

swan dives

invading the pool’s

of strangers

who would rather

be lovers

just to prove herself

capable of splitting

unfamiliar waters

so, you see

lunar delinquency

is nothing to me

I parted the clouds

like drapes

bleeding their pleats

on the ugly skies

above this dying town

and in capturing

a crescent

I set a precedent

in the art

of devotion

that girl, that woman–

her, she, me

stole the moon for you

and you

gave me your name

and even though

the autograph’s match

we are not the same

southern red retreats

from yankee blue

is this

meant to be

an IOU?

a. duncan, 2019

 

‘Spring Scattering Stars’, 1927 – Edwin Howland Blashfield

Lasso the Moon – Katie Melrose artbykatiemelrose.bigcartel.com

Lunar Rhythms — Annapurna Living

Lisbeth Cheever-Gessaman | She Who Is

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