Maddening Moonlight

My response to Jane Dougherty’s Poetry challenge #28: Moonlight by Edvard Munch


Quicksilver moonlight


as it slips

behind clouds

and tangles

in the angles

of sharp branches

along the un-

winding garden


in                     and                out

of shadows,

beckoning you

to follow

and then


away again

until the front gate

slams                                   heavily

and you stand


on an                                    empty street,

gathering darkness

at your feet.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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