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ILLUSION
by Don Thompson

 

 

 

 

Waning

The crescent moon flat on its back
Bleeds out, low in the West
With no stars nearby—witnesses
Who didn’t want to get involved.

 

 

 

 

Illusion

No wind, but sparrows like leaves
Scatter as if blown away,
Undoing a brief illusion.
The bare tree is bare again.

 

 

 

 

Remorse

Residual glow on a moonless night
Must be delusion—or remorse:
The dark earth itself longing for
The light it used to have.

 

 

 

 

About the Author:

Don Thompson

Don Thompson has been writing about the San Joaquin Valley for over fifty years, including a dozen or so books and chapbooks.  For more info and links to publishers, visit his website at http://www.don-e-thompson.com.


 




 




 

 

 

     
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