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Periwinkle sky

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Periwinkle sky
Golden moon
Such a perfect moon
Rough & smooth

Nestled
In velveteen
Starry æther

The way
You refract
The sun
That light
You give
Transformed
From your
Mineral
Essence

Oh moon
How I’ve cried
With you as my
Companion

My tears lit
With your
Shine
Like stars
Falling
From my
Eyes

Notes of songs
Sung by you
Written by you

Aren’t you
The nearest alien?

Living
Moving you

& the mysterious
Creatures
Of the ocean
You bathe
You push
You pull
Them

Waves

Tidal
Gravitation

Waves

You this ball
This perfect
Sphere to us

Yet magically elliptical
On axis

Spinning

How many times
Has looking
Up to you
Saved my
Existence?

How are you there
& sort of this void
All at the same
Time?

In skies
Emptying
Time
Space
Of itself

You

Ghost moon
You & your
Bare bone
Surfaces

Your phases

Shapes

At your crescent
& at your alter
We are blessed
We do not falter

In the presence of
Your beautifully
Wicked contralto

You never burn us
As the sun does
The sun an
Excited
Creature
Spilling

You
A pretty
Marble

Chilling
& refined
Cooling
& defined

© Niliema Karkhanis


Authour’s note: a poem for day 17 of glopowrimoa month of poetry 2021. The prompt for today was to write about the moon.

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The moon on wikipedia


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