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Fickle Moon

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Fickle Moon

Just outside the window
    a row of coned shaped trees bend their foolish heads
                                             for her attention
She can have her way with them....
     yet, with such a wily nature, she passes over them, 
              and softly treads a path through the garden gate
Her steps are light as dew, as she hesitates to wake a slumbering rose
                    and timidly brushes past a trellis of sleeping morning glories..

Instead, she slowly slithers through his open window while he sleeps
                 the angle of her glance makes his closed eyes flutter...
                                                 and he smiles....
Her appearance casts shadows on the wall, as she stares across the room at him
     She tarries for a moment, 
     A reflected image on the mirror spreads her silken white cloth...
     He feels her move over him
     He is kissed by this welcome intruder, hypnotized by her charm, her cool breath
Dazzled by this embrace, he tosses the quilt, in restless dream..
      She caresses so softly, filling his heart, and making him sigh...
                          with her gentle touch upon his face
      He basks in her love, and lies in sweet gratitude in his sleepy state
                           enraptured with sweet contentment
      Soaking up and drunk with the radiance of her shine

Outside, eucalyptus branches are jealous
    Impatient and longing to feel such affection...
                Their branches clammor on the glass, hoping to break her spell...

....But, woefully..
         angry clouds intrude to steal away the moment...
             She runs and hides! 

 No longer does he feel the kiss, the sweet lunar touch, her seductive breath...
                Coolness, and disappointment envelopes him as darkness returns again...

Her golden touch is gone, and he is once again alone in the shadow of the dark
      He must pull his blanket up, and dream of other lovers....

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  1. Date: 12/28/2008 8:36:00 AM
    I love this, Carrie. I'm putting it in my favs!Four words that speak volumes. Thank you and I am glad to know you too. You are an inspiraton! Happy New Year! Love, Robin

  1. Date: 11/25/2008 3:06:00 AM
    simple words with amplified meaning.cute.keep writing

  1. Date: 11/13/2008 4:09:00 PM
    Good advice for critics. I told my wife when I look in the mirror I see that I'm much more man than I used to be, literally. Gotta love it! Vince

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 10:49:00 PM
    Criticize ??? , never , Carrie ... Only critical acclaim , for your xxxxxelent epigram ....

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 1:09:00 PM
    So much said with so few words!! Laura :)

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 11:15:00 AM
    Love it! You nailed it with this one for sure! Excellent! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 9:36:00 AM
    Your brilliance is astounding, my dear Carrie. This has so much said, in so few words. Yes, what right does one have to judge another, when, if they want to find flaws, why don't they just look within. No one is perfect and we all have our faults. If we want to see someone perfect we can look at Jesus Christ. Love Chrsitie

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 9:10:00 AM
    Carrie, this is super..such a message in 3 little words. BG