Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Elusive Muse


Tonight she falls
Heavy and flat
Like rain
Striking my face
An inert pall
Spreading its mat
Of sodden leaves
Across the place
Where once we met
In love and ease
Before tight-lipped silence
Snatched her,
Smothering
Supple form and grace
She, as reluctant as I
To venture
Alone into this
Cold, dark abyss
Where just the night before
We danced recklessly
Beneath the candor
Of the harvest moon
Disregarding propriety
And things
For the simplicity of a kiss
In a midnight afternoon
But now,
The emptiness rings
With perpetual echoing
Of footsteps fading
Into the autumn mist


J~

2 comments:

  1. Enjoyed. There were memories that surfaced, resulting from your words. Thank you

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  2. Thank-you Anthony. Certain arrangements of words have the power to stir memories of moments long forgotten, don't they?

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