A Poem by devon

Elusive as a fox in a graveyard,

slinking behind weathered tombstones,

copper fur amongst the fading grays taunting,

“Do you see me?

Come and catch me.”

Foxes run when you get

too close to capture.

Covers her face like the moon,

the shadows of night cloaking arcane craters.

Spinning, spinning, spinning in black space,

she is waxing, she is waning,

she is a sable June eclipse.

Never full, never naked,

she is not a Harvest Moon.

A child plants a flat, smooth pebble

throughout her uncle’s house -

left shoe, kitchen window pane, ice box.

He searches the rooms carefully, intensively,

crawls under beds in business casual.

From behind a green sofa, a giggle is stifled

behind shaking, excited hands.

Dusk enters the neighborhood,

street lights illuminate faces of childhood friends,

shades cast against trees and cars and bushes,

heartbeats echo out against the still hush of

a game of hide-and-seek.

The thrill is not in hiding

but the possibility of being found.

© 2016 devon

Author's Note

This is the first poem I've written in months! Please leave feedback, and let me know what you think. :)

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oh my word...this is utterly fantastic!!

I feel like I've been on a gothic journey with Alice n wonderland!
brilliant imagery and flow...I love poems/etc. that either
take me away for a bit or that I can relate to...Thank
you for sharing

~ x- barrie

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2 Years Ago

Thank you so very much! I'm so glad that you liked this poem, and I love your Alice in Wonderland co.. read more
ms. barrie

2 Years Ago

you're very welcome...was my pleasure...I've also subscribed
to you (:
I really enjoyed this poem. There is a darkness but a light whimsical feel as well. Your analogies are wonderful and the closing line is perfect. Very well done.

Posted 2 Years Ago

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2 Years Ago

Thank you so much! This is the first thing I've written in ages, and I feel a bit 'rusty,' so I'm ve.. read more

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Added on February 15, 2016
Last Updated on March 2, 2016
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