Monday, August 3, 2015

this blue moon


this limbo, this midnight, this blue moon

dark as Death at the edges
quiet as the grave but for the sweep of a paddle through still waters
and the soothing wash that trails a sixteen-foot Old Town under pull

when it's my Time, I forgo the ash,
lie it gently at my feet,
and slide silently towards the light


the spark manifests, full-faced, above the eastern tree line,
illuminating this liquid rent in the forest with bright monochrome
black and white, dark and light, somehow both

soundless to the center, in flight o'er the stars that shine beneath me,
waters as deep as the Milky Way reflected, the Universe above and below
I glide to a stop between worlds

here to sit
here to stay
here to spend my Forever in this stark transplendency


but I am mistaken, it's not my Time
as much as I might wish it to be
my immutable Forever's not yet mine

for there's one on the shore that awaits me
a love that keeps me afloat
so I must scatter the stars with my stroke, once again, and return

but not right away
a minute, an hour, an eternity I'll pause 
to savor

this limbo, this midnight, this blue moon


9 comments:

Domenick Swentosky said...

This is excellent. Thanks for writing.

Mike Sepelak said...

Thanks, Domenick. I appreciate the kind words. And the writing was my pleasure.

CathyB said...

Very nice, sir. And if you'll just change "o're" to "o'er," it'll be perfect. :)

Nit, nit, nit…

~ceb

Mike Sepelak said...

pikky, pikky, pikky... ;-)

Jeff Holberg said...

Nice, Mike!

Howard Levett said...

Blue Moon
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own
Blue Moon
You know just what I was there for
You heard me saying a prayer for
Someone I really could care for...

Sorry Mike that's what I think of when I hear Blue Moon. But you are a close second. :)

Mike Sepelak said...

Thanks, Jeff!

And no worries, Howard. You're not alone in that response. :-)

jean-paul Buttigieg said...

A little stop...to watch great pics...read fishing stories and poems...
Thanks Mike :-)

Mike Sepelak said...

Always great to have you stop by, JP. Cheers!