Thursday, February 25, 2016

Tonight the Full Moon Looks

Tonight the full moon looks;
its cast is upon the oceans
and in the eyes of sailors
it is impartial in judgement
it measures no discourse.
And if you say the right words
in prescribed sequence and
let them drop into place
and tap them home
your desire will be done.

You have a neighbour
who stole your hat
who covets your wife
who has scratched at your spine
for years. Who can stand such tribulation
for so long? There comes a time when
the measure of affliction must be met.

You would have a lover
whose warmth, whose softness
would grace your bed
whose ripeness you would taste
but for the rind of resistance.
You cast sweet sounds in sequence
upon the ocean of fate
and the tide of circumstance
will swell and flow.

Tonight the full moon looks;
its cast is upon the oceans
and in the eyes of sailors.




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