Moon and Stars (August Poetry Challenge)

by Ginette T Belle

i only knew you before the light went on
my love, sweet sugar on my cornflakes
when the moon exits (stage left)
and the stars fade like firecrackers fleeting
not a day passes by when i am not doubled over
throwing up everything i mean to say into oblivion - wasted

it is simple to me
as clear as the mephitic sun in january
now that the nights luminaries have disappeared
but what can be done?
bleed it out in the poetry
and wait for a refill


Posted on 08/03/2004
Copyright © 2020 Ginette T Belle

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Rachelle Howe on 08/04/04 at 09:39 AM

NICE! *claps!* very nice, baby, very nice. i love the play-on. and how cute it can be. and the cut at the end. yes, yes.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 08/05/04 at 04:06 AM

Somber but very well put together, expressed Ginette. One of your strongest pieces so far.

Posted by Max Bouillet on 08/08/04 at 05:57 AM

A truly awesome verse. The set up is beautiful, "i only knew you before the light went on" that line says so much. The dream or fantasy that exists in the night, but is destroyed in the glaring light. Exquisite.

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