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MOON DANCE

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Alone again

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Raising my burgundy glass to the sparkling window pane

I invite Miss Moon to join me and my shadow

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I begin a chorus of Shine On Harvest Moon

My two guests prefer silence

I empty another glass,

stand, and begin to dance

in the moonlight

I embrace my grey partner

delicately

She's just inches away

on the wall

As we turn,

the Blue Danube

guides us around the room

in 3/4 time

My gliding legs stagger

The waltz wanes

I bow to my partner,

seek solitude in my big soft chair

Sliding into sullen slumber

I bid goodnight

to Moon and Shadow

vowing to see them soon

in my dreams

 

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Civil/ Environmental Engineer. Retired from the USDA Forest Service in 2001. Since then I'm dabbling in oil & watercolor painting, memoirs, poetry, grandfathering, golf, gardening, Meals-On-Wheels, and OpEdNews. To preview my new book, Ekphrasis, (more...)
 

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