Ode to Selene

The night is long and sorrow’s drowsy Yet sleep evades on halcyon wings The mercurial deity drifts listlessly Between seraphic embankments Of alabaster clouds Adoringly draped Across a crescent shaped raft She radiates with unalloyed solace Deluging the deserving In a chernobyl green tranquility She wavers with the same lackadaisical vertigo As apis mellifera love […]

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I, firefly

he admires my fire keeps it under glass a pretty little pyrotechnic with just enough oxygen not to starve completely and warns me not to burn too brightly be careful not to blind another’s eyes he guards the flame from would-be moths and monsters and I, firefly in my safe phial say my prayers lord grant […]

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