Saturday, July 18, 2009

fractured clouds 

a waning crescent moon
to the east, 
venus bright in 
southern skies 

offered little light 
for a three AM walk; 

air cooled by 
passing rain showers, 

I dreamed of 

my eyes heavy 
as night 
but open like 
fractured clouds. 

Poem © 2009 by R. Burnett Baker 
Ink, colored pencil drawing by R. Baker, 1977,
digitally colorized 2009. 

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