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How the Moon Drowned

May 16, 2012
By WindDancer GOLD, Lexington, Kentucky
WindDancer GOLD, Lexington, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
"It's time to start living the life you've imagined"
- Henry James

"I read to escape, I write to confront."

Listen as they tell you,
in raw and hushed voices-
follow the sound of waves shouting
along the shoreline,
past fragmented shells wearing at the sea
and years of quiet suicide.

They whisper-
we found one day
the moon splayed upon the rocks
in the violent display
we heard a whimper
we said,
“there’s Light herself
dying. She must have crashed
into the sea.” It was too dark;
we could not tell.

Dying light always leaves traces.

Watch as the sun slips slowly from the sky’s
broken shell.
Following the moon.

Perhaps she had always been drowning
It was always too dark to tell.

The author's comments:
This was somewhat inspired by Stevie Smith's "Not Waving But Drowning". I really hope that people can relate to the images I tried to create from this poem, and that they can find new meaning in the world they observe around them.

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