Nightshade

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the dark, dreamy night

stars glistening upon a large blanket

crickets chirping their musical melody

once heard never again in the morning

raindrops running down a rusty pipe

NaPoWriMo #5 

REQUIREMENTS: Write a poem about a slice of the natural world that you have personally experienced using poetic license.

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Under the City Lights

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The sun slowly sets over the New York skyline

Young love runs into the shadows

The criminals await their pivotal moment

To attack and steal the riches

Cats and dogs stake their claim of the smoky street

While the native rats scurry for a late night snack

The moon is shining down upon the nightlife

The nocturnal hour is alive and well

You’d better watch your back

Because it’s a dangerous world

When the monsters come out and feast upon the vulnerable

A joyride in the dark

Proves to be thrilling

Until tragedy strikes

Someone will go to jail, someone will elude it

It’s a city at dusk, go ahead and lose it

Slowly

Stormchaser

We are the storm chasers

The ones who take the dares

Rearing our head in the face of danger

Enjoying a good thrill

The chill

Adrenaline

Of the horror-struck night

Shattered into a million shards

Journey

Night At the Movies

Drinking beer with the guys

A starcross night, chilly air over the city skies

I’ve wrote about this already but I might has well revisit it to freshen up the details in my mind.

Seeing Star Wars: The Force Awakens on the first night it premiered in my sleepy little town was definitely an experience I will never forget. I can’t believe how much of a fanboy I felt like sitting in that theater, watching one of the biggest films, perhaps the biggest, of 2015 unfold. I chuckled inside when the iconic words seen in every Star Wars film popped on the screen, and then let out a sigh of relief when “Star Wars” zoomed onto the screen and the iconic scroll commenced. A mysterious fog was cleared in my head when I finally realized the masked person seen in the trailer was Rey as she uncovered her face.

Afterward, standing on the curb of the theater in the chilly December air, waiting for my ride, I reflected on my awesome experience. I had waited years to see this film, first hearing it announced in 2012, and had bought tickets months ahead, so to finally live out my dream and be one of the early goers to these insanely hyped up parties, was very satisfactory. There was never a movie I went to where I felt such a connection that I had to where a matching t-shirt. Not even Harry Potter could do that.


Tell us about the most exciting big night out you had recently.

Day and Night

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Whited out the world
November’s dream just come true
Day as pure as angels

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Then the night comes
And all goes silent
And we are free to
Rock out like a
Trans-Siberian


In Response to the Daily Prompt: A Tale of Two Cities

If you could split your time evenly between two places, and two places only, which would these be?

Lunar Eclipse of the Art


septmoon4Last night, the sky so dark,
Except for one spot that had my eye
This lunar eclipse, a rarity, and I would have missed it
If for even the most minor distraction
The oddity went dark and then came back again
And then was an orange-red circle
Fearful and foreboding
The coming of the first frost upon us
October’s harvest and everything to the end

September | Blood Moon
Yin-yang lunar eclipse
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There won’t be another lunar eclipse/Supermoon combo until 2033. I’ll be in my 40s. The next lunar eclipse is in 2018.

September | Blood Moon

Blue Moon Rising

Blue Moon | July
Uncommon as lightning strikes twice
Two full moons in one
Eyes won’t see again
Not again
Until two-oh-one-eight

I’ll just wait here
Wait for the stars to line up
The cosmos to cycle through
Maybe next time
It will actually be blue