Sunday, April 27, 2014


Wood smoke incense hovers
above the cooling water
lapping at the still-warm beach

Oak leaf mould perfumes
the heavy air beneath the trees
surrounding the cottage

Heavy woolen blanket covers
the sand underneath
an altar on which I lie

Stars overhead thicken
as the last of summer sun
dwindles to palest shadow

Moonlit clouds drift across
trailing faintly like waves
mirroring those on the lake

Midnight passes by
on falling stars' tails
that swim through the blue

Mosquitoes whine threats
landing now and again
their bites a sacrifice

This brief but faithful beauty
a sanctuary of season
in which I worship.

Copyright 2014 Femme Malheureuse
@ApparatusMag #NaPoMo 2014 Prompt 27
Graphic: Ashley Williams via Flickr

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