Lunatic

I am in love with the Moon. 

Some call me a lunatic;

my lunar tick resembles a wolf howl,

a primal hunger well below higher thought. 

I monitor her cycles,

transfixed by her luminescence. 

My eyes form cataracts to

mimic her milky presence;

the way she dances across darkened skies

mesmerizes me every night.

She graced me with her presence

once.  I normally see her

in my dreams, but I got lucky –

for three whole months,

she was absent from her celestial throne. 

The world around us plunged into chaos,

but our sphere of influence

was heavenly.  Bodies colliding,

our breaths shared a rhythm

the tides would envy. 

I lost track of time

gazing deep into her every night;

her full phase charged my beating heart,

its tempo crashing heavier than oceans

upon the surf.

Slowly, the skies began howling

for the High Priestess – the sea

needed a master, and Gaia

missed her mother. 

I could tell she didn’t want

to leave me; I noticed my own desperation

reflected on her pale surface. 

Her ascension was beautiful to behold,

but did little to relieve the weight in my chest.

Maybe our romance couldn’t last forever –

I am still in love with the Moon. 

I will always be a lunatic,

whose howls shake the stars

held within my own verse. 

I quiver like the restless ocean,

awaiting my true love’s return

with my toes dipping into the surf.


Cire Luey Freemind

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Not used to line breaks, but I think this one turned out OK.

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lizardking's picture

lunatic/lunac tick was

lunatic/lunac tick was clever. well done

CireLueyFreemind's picture

Thank you!

This piece is really close to my heart.  Thank you for reading and leaving feedback.

I learned to play with words from some local poets in the slam poetry scene here in WNY; I'm not much for slam poetry, but I do enjoy listening to other poets and picking up skills to try out. 


Be well; thy will be done.

allets's picture

Way To Go!

"...picking up skills to try out..." You are mastering numerous techniques with this method, that and your genius for lyrically melding idea to vocabulary. Nice writes. I would like to be your friend. ~allets~
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Bless you!

Thank you so much for your comment!  Of course I will be your friend; I've already approved the request.

Practice makes perfect, right?  I hope to continue to grow through applying myself and making mistakes to be corrected; please feel free to provide critiques wherever they may strike you!  I can't guarantee that I will agree with them, but I can guarantee that they will help me grow as a writer, and that is my goal!


Be well; thy will be done.