Friday, February 23, 2018

Moonscape (Day 401)

The artist's fingers seek and find  squelched
deep inside his rumpled linen coat 
the lawyer’s letter (signature required)  
growing damp and crumpled  there

he stands and draws his few visitors toward 
the glass   chilled by cold drafts tugged helplessly
into thin indentations   where beyond 
crackled windows   a golden moonscape glows  

a leaf grows here   a twig dries there  lizards 
lounge companionably   trying to warm their skin
in watery sunlight  requiring nothing more than 
an opportunity to taste the apple-scented air

(c) 2018, by Hannah Six

Image: Sahara Desert (wislamos/Pixabay)