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Moon Madness

I’m having a hard time finding time to do any writing for some reason.  I’m combining prompts and using my late contribution to Real Toad’s Get Listed by Brendan, where he gave us a list of words from Sylvia Plath’s poem The Moon and the Yew Tree.  I’ve written it in 55 words for G-Man’s Friday Flash 55.

candle and flowers

blue blood heart laid bare bones
beneath the new moon silence
a spirituous retreat from life
passing through ancient oak doors
mysterious candlelight dances
in drunken anticipation
garments drop; candles blown out
tongues caress in blackness
passions spent in weakness until
sunlight reveals the whiteness
of bald truth and forces return to
separate lives, worlds divided

13 thoughts on “Moon Madness

  1. I think you are one of the few who did this prompt who actually used the word ‘spirituous’ correctly–and very well, as the whole piece is full of spirits coming and going. You manage to let us see the hems of their dropped garments as they pass.

  2. There’s an air of desolation about this piece, Teresa. Almost as if in the retreat, there is sustenance and perhaps the hope of a rebirth.

    Also, I can’t help laughing at Margaret’s comment!

  3. Teresa…..
    This is sort of a Dark statement.
    But it does show your great versatility.
    Loved your garment dropping 55
    Thanks for playing….You so Sweet!
    Have a Kick Ass Week-End

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