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An Offering to the Bitter Moon


An Offering to the Bitter Moon

news —

breaches of peace

around our world,

in our town,

on our street —

kindle for the flames

a blood-spattered list

of those who’ve died;

I kiss it

one last time

my journal entries —


blackening the pages

a few photos —

everyone believes

my smile happy

my prayer,

take these;

let me have nothing

to give when

next you rise

(This is the third in a series of poems by Poetess SylvIa Vaughn which The Arachneed will be publishing in the coming days. )

Sylvia Riojas Vaughn photo

Sylvia Riojas Vaughn is a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee. She has been selected as a Houston Poetry Fest Juried Poet three times.  She belongs to the Dallas Poets Community. Her work appears in Red River Review, Triadæ, HOUSEBOAT, Diálogo, Desde Hong Kong: Poets in conversation with Octavio Paz, Bearing the Mask: Southwestern Persona Poems (Dos Gatos Press, 2016), and anthologies and journals in the U.S. and abroad.

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