Even I Melt in Moonlight ~ #NaPoWriMo 2021 ~ Day 2


Pungent dark orchids

dance macabre shadows

across my bedroom wall.


I look out and the moon

and wonder if she tires

of being pestered with love sonnets,

honey spooned words poured

into her lungs with thorns

of beggar’s whimpers.


A cackle tickles my throat

as my own foolishness

rattles through my ribs.


Even in the spiraling days

of graying toward fewer tomorrows

the syrup of romance tempts me

to resurrect Prince Charming.

©Susie Clevenger 2021



Sherry Blue Sky said…
I hope we stay romantics to the end! Lovely to read you, Susie.