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No Curtain Call

 No Curtain Call

 

A lazy sliver of moon rides a wisp of cloud

Held aloft by unseen wires among painted stars

Coyote yips in the distance; no answering call

Then the silent night wraps around me

 

On my back in the wind-cooled grass

I gaze at a sky, so vast so infinite

Wondering why I’m here… in this world

What my part is… in this grand cosmic play

 

It seems an easy role I’ve been given

That of a simple lonely man

I bungle a line now and then

But manage to stumble on

 

I used to dream one day she would arrive

The leading lady of this pointless drama

Twirling a frilly umbrella and smiling coyly

A better part must’ve come her way

 

A star suddenly falls; brilliant in its demise

A streak of dying white, then it’s gone

I wonder if that’s what life is

A flash of light; no evidence we were here

 

Another star silently streaks the night sky

A flash of brilliance then it’s over

I applaud with a crooked soundless smile

One act… The end… No curtain call

Copyright © 2012 C. Mashburn

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Another Night’s Dream

This poem speaks of love lost, and the lonely, tormented mind it can leave in its wake.  It is my entry for The Gooseberry Garden Poetry Picnic Week 13. Read the rest of this entry »

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Another Night’s Dream

This poem speaks of love lost, and the lonely, tormented mind it can leave in it’s wake…

Another Night’s Dream

 Unfamiliar places….

Another night’s dream

Fluttering moth in dusty light

Soft, warm kisses…. Lips unseen

Narrow road leads into dark night

Shadows bend and lean across

Mailbox, tree and night bird

Traveler wandering, soul is lost

Candle flickers in open window

Curtain shies from prying wind

Footsteps running, unwanted touch

Pray for morning, darkness end

Smell of incense, haunted laughter

Love’s soft fabric gently torn

Pages flutter, place is lost

Words unspoken, end is born

Drifting, drifting…. Alone we cry

Silence fills the night

Sea of teardrops, vessel empty

Foolish pride has won the fight

Copyright © 1998 C. Mashburn

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