Apr 10, 2012
Moonstruck - Robert Vaughan
The moon is like a contessa. The black clouds, her fan.
Do you recognize the Earth's Moon when you see it?
The heavens are full of lights and alarms,
longer light, brighter eyes. A bit of guilt might be our prize.
I knew if I touched my mother, she wouldn't feel it.
Pardon me if I have become too serious but this has been our nature.
Or at least, it can be buried so deep, that nobody remembers where it is.
I slept like a general before defining battle:
can i be that contessa or grande dame with fans and those jewels.
And the moon comes.
Robert Vaughan leads writing roundtables at Redbird- Redoak Writing. His prose and poetry is found in numerous journals. His short fiction, “10,000 Dollar Pyramid” was a finalist in the Micro-Fiction Awards 2012. His short stories are anthologized in Nouns of Assemblage from Housefire, Stripped from P.S. Books and Exquisite Quartet from Used Furniture Review. He is a fiction editor at JMWW magazine, and Thunderclap! Press. He hosts Flash Fiction Fridays for WUWM’s Lake Effect. His book, Flash Fiction Fridays, is a print anthology. His blog: http://rgv7735.wordpress.com.