Poetry by Jennifer Lagier

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Over the Moon

"Beneath a sky thrown open
To the need of stars
To know themselves against the dark."
~ Joy Harjo, "Seven Generations"

Full moon above bare oak branches.
Tiny diamonds burn through onyx firmament,
spill silver meteors.

Calla lilies
thrust pointy green pokers
unfold white flagons, collect crystal droplets
from moist evening mist.

Luminescence floods midnight garden
where a glittery-eyed possum hisses
before she squeezes beneath picket fence.

Whirling spatter of streaking stars
revolves around celestial lunar spotlight,
its rainbow halo pulsing muted colors
toward slumbering earth.

March 2020