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Moontime Girl

by Julie Adams


love kicks my ass again
and again and ...

faithful textbook victim
fall gal returns for more
hungry for war; hungry for pure
of heart

neither pride nor prejudice
can release the cosmic cycle
washing through me internally
bleeding leaking fermenting merlot
it has me drunk; under
middle age

constant as moontime
I suck the marrow of love
from the iridescent bone above--
bind me into submission
faithful 20-something mistress
in star-studded midnight boots

like vampires to blood
sometimes prey falls predator; marauder
flamenco dancing with fate

hunger turns numb
like bruises
and though I flinch
at the touch of love
I cannot relinquish
the possibility

05/11/2003

Author's Note: careful...wet paint! (fresh draft)

Posted on 05/11/2003
Copyright © 2021 Julie Adams

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rommel Cruz on 05/11/03 at 05:50 AM

*sues you for having paint on my shirt* lol nice read

Posted by Sarah Brookes on 05/11/03 at 04:55 PM

"bleeding leaking fermenting merlot has me drunk; under age" "hunger turns numb like bruises" Those phrases just made me shiver at the base of my spine. Lovely.

Posted by Lacy D Phillips on 05/14/03 at 04:14 AM

"hunger turns numb like bruises and though I flinch at the touch of love I cannot relinquish the possibility" Killer stanza. Just tops. Made my whole frigging day, really.

Posted by JD Clay on 06/21/03 at 01:24 PM

I was drawn to this piece by the title and was completely absorbed by an amazing tone and texture. Nice read, Jewels. Peace...

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