Scared of dawn

As tributaries limbed, we’re
rivered, merged;
a moonspilled waterway
in shimmered search for sea.

Your hands cascade and
the night’s our canopy,
as silked our skin caressed;
we flow for dawn.

Unclouded, bare we’re dewed
and moored in daylight,
viced we’ve lost our night.

Twilight Moon by Isaac Levitan

Twilight Moon by Isaac Levitan

A second quadrille for shimmer Victoria at dVerse.

April 5, 2016

9 responses to “Scared of dawn

  1. I especially like the opening and closing. In the first line, I see a lime bed, which might be the color or might mean it’s made of limestone. Or “lime” might hide “lie [to] me.” In the next line, I see “revered” … and then “rev-eared.”

    Also, “merged” turns into “mer GED,” which is when a mermaid transfers from her ocean school to land and has to get a human GED because it’s the only way she can “fit in” and then maybe go to college. 🙂

    This might be the first time I’ve seen “can o’ pee” in “canopy” … but probably not. 😉

    Also, “the night’s sour canopy (or can of pee).” Hee hee. I will never get tired of saying that.

    “bare, we’re de-wed” … there’s a divorce in this, but still sex it sounds like … or at least, caressing with hands

    Those vices often end up wrecking marriages, don’t they?

  2. Steamy, romantic stuff here. I love “the night’s our canopy”…in the end, though, they’ve not only lost their night, but their canopy, their cover of darkness and safety. Back to the real world…

  3. Love the sensuality and play of verbs specially:

    Your hands cascade and
    the night’s our canopy,
    as silked our skin caressed;
    we flow for dawn.

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