Maddening Moonlight

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

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Quicksilver moonlight

maddens

as it slips

behind clouds

and tangles

in the angles

of sharp branches

along the un-

winding garden

path,

in                     and                out

of shadows,

beckoning you

to follow

and then

sliding

away again

until the front gate

slams                                   heavily

and you stand

moonfaced

on an                                    empty street,

gathering darkness

at your feet.

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

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