Tuesday, October 18, 2011

a quick poem about the lake

Midnight on the Lake

When was the last time you sat alone at the edge of midnight waters 
Bare shoulders seduced by come-on winds? 

When was the last time you listened to the quiet smacking of 
the lakes satisfied lips lapping up droplets of milky moonlight? 

O the last time you sat still, alone enough to 
hear the fidgeting of nature's minutiae? 

Don't forget that midnight gives the most tender kisses 
Don't forget the perfume of the stars 

The way tall scruffy pines sweep the pale edges of the sky
whispering in their husky voices, "stay, stay".

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