promises of moonlight (20170901)

the clouds are maxfield parrish
strata, pulled, ripped
strawberry pink and orange
creamsicle dripping across
a cooling blue expanse
the sun at just the right angle

look back after looking down
and every color has been leeched
to gray
but the color of lead offers
its own comfort
signalling a purple sky
promising half a moon

9 thoughts on “promises of moonlight (20170901)”

  1. Beautiful. I love the first line. We have many beautiful sunsets here, and when I see a particularly lovely one, I yell to my wife, “We’ve got a Maxfield Parrish!”. I’ll be sure to have her give this a read. 🙂

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