Haiku #38

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In the darkest night
hand in hand through narrow streets;
whispers out of sight

Copyright Francis 2021

2021, January 13: Evening Planets — When the Curves Line Up (Reblog)

January 13, 2021: Mercury and Venus can be found in the west-southwest during bright evening twilight. Mars is higher in the sky when the sky is darker. It is nearing the planet Uranus.

2021, January 13: Evening Planets — When the Curves Line Up

Snatch

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A consumed moon’s meagre light;
I pause, mourning this grey life.
Let me look at you —
ear lobes like pearls from tissue,
the emollient pallor of your royal flesh.
My finger probes your lips
as an owl hoots its presence:
I imagine your soul,
the skulls of saints

Copyright Francis Barker 2020

dVerse Poetics: The charms of Samuel Greenberg