first, nor last.

first nor last

beneath the surface of the night

the technical waves

slam and

whiten the wails

of the fingers

of each moon

and tomb; I dreamed

I wanted nothing at all

not the moon and its

ebony rings of blood,

nor the lips of preamble’s breath

to embryo fingers of a crescent moon;

I saw what I wanted

as the sky axes

red dust and bone;

this mouth of

graveyard shifts

and a false dream wed

the beginning of blood

in the eve; the moon should weep

in the midnight

but it’s only us that do;

begat rib

and dust

lithology of seas

under the dusk,

and stardust

through skin and bones

metamorphose a plume

of wing; the moonrise

is dead to no one,

the sun shall die

long after we’ve left

or will die

in red autumn or spring;

the moon’s waxing

the stars

© 2020 lucysworks.com All Rights Reserved.


Written for the Go Dog Go Cafe prompt: “Beneath the surface of the night.”


  16 comments for “first, nor last.

  1. August 4, 2020 at 10:56 am

    Ooh, this hit really hard. Everything came crumbling down. So beautifully written lucy.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. August 4, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Graveyard shift, stardust through skin and bone; Sly, and uneasy imagery there. That’s some lovely wordplay in the creepy context.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 4, 2020 at 4:24 pm

      Thank you so, so much. 😀 I do thrive on creepy context and imagery.

      Liked by 1 person

  3. August 5, 2020 at 10:13 am

    I loved your play of words !! All those strong and dark words !! WOW ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  4. August 5, 2020 at 10:13 am

    I loved your play of words !! All those strong and dark words !! WOW ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. August 5, 2020 at 6:33 pm

    You certainly explore well below the surface with this very descriptive poem!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. August 7, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    Darkly delicious, and scary.

    Liked by 1 person

    • August 7, 2020 at 4:37 pm

      Thank you! ☺️

      Like

  7. August 10, 2020 at 1:59 pm

    Amazing write!

    Liked by 1 person

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