Blue Moon
by Dianne Borsenik
[from HardDrive/SoftWear (2009, Crisis Chronicles Press)]

lunar fingers
elongated
bone-white
penetrate
cloud curtain
slip through
crawl across
scarred wax
frozen landscape
slient night

mocking
star-lacquered
pickpocket
fingers dip
into cracks
raise gooseflesh
trail snail
slime shadows
diaphanous
lunatic fringe

forever dead
fingers draw
chalk outlines
steal passage
on blackwater
broadcast
syllables
of lust
naked longing
high tide

 

Dianne Borsenik is active in the northeast Ohio poetry scene, and is founder/editor of NightBallet Press. She also co-founded the legendary Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza and Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest.  Her poems have appeared in Slipstream, Rosebud, Nerve Cowboy, The Magnetic Poetry Book of Poetry, and Haiku World: An International Poetry Almanac, among others. Her most recent chapbooks are Braless (Blasted Press) and Blue Graffiti (Crisis Chronicles Press). She also has chapbooks forthcoming from Recycled Karma Press and Kattywompus Press.  You can find Dianne on Facebook, at www.nightballet.com, or at www.dianneborsenik.com.

“Blue Moon” originally appeared in Dianne Borsenik’s 2009 Crisis Chronicles Press chapbook HardDrive/SoftWear. To order a signed copy, please send $9.99 to Crisis Chronicles Press, 3344 W. 105th Street #4, Cleveland, Ohio 44111.

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