poetry by j matthew waters

slender is the moon

sometimes she rises unexpectedly
somewhat slight
and somehow bright
like a slice of lemon or orange
painted in the sky

far out west ideas stretch
and sink
fading like an autumn leaf

face to face juxtapositions often
lead to uncertainty
casting doubt
by way of a thousand lies

there are certainly higher standards
worth obtaining
but not at the cost
of having to show no mercy

december two thousand sixteen
copyright j matthew waters
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10 thoughts on “slender is the moon

  1. This is very dream-like, and I love how you have connected the moon to relationships with people

  2. Excellent poem John, really impressive! I love the phrase ‘like a slice of lemon or orange painted in the sky!! 😊

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