perigee 1992: 2012 revision

the moon is closer
to her window
than it has ever
been, so
she must
open her arms
in ritual embrace
that honors
the ancient ellipses
binding planets & sun
in their movements
together.

Closer,
the moon moves her
suddenly
into rhythm
old as desire uncoiling
the spine,
pulls blood deep
into bone       releases
hot & full
beneath skin

waning now,
the moon must
answer a stronger draw
past sky
&
always
just past touching

moves away,
wraps night
like spangled velvet
around a need answered

but never satisfied

 

*****I originally wrote this at the lunar perigee in 1992–still not completely happy with it, but I like some of the images.  Does not feel complete somehow.

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About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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4 Responses to perigee 1992: 2012 revision

  1. Rhonda says:

    You answered it yourself Susan….in your last line. “Never Satisfied”! Says a whole lot to me.
    Rhonda

  2. OK–I am through with the moon, at least until June….Enough assonance for everyone? 🙂

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