Thursday, October 20, 2016

When the Moon is New by Joan McNerney

Groping through darkness
knocking everything down.
Down into enormous night
where thoughts unravel.


Memories moan past us as
shadows quiver across walls.
We lie pinned to bed sheets
like captive butterflies.


Dry butterflies...our throats
are brittle, eyes turning
from light.  Sore arms reach
for anything soft to hold.


Remembering seasons gone by.
So many lost promises.
This huge moment surrounding us.
Wide awake we wait for the new day.







Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Blueline, and Halcyon Days.  Three Bright Hills Press Anthologies, several Poppy Road Review Journals, and numerous Kind of A Hurricane Press Publications have accepted her work.  Her latest title is Having Lunch with the Sky and she has four Best of the Net nominations. 

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