Moon Ate the Dark (poetry submission)

This is my submission, reblogged from Brave and Reckless‘ “Moon Ate the Dark” writing prompt. You will find lots of interesting poetry on this blog.

I am really excited and pleased by the amount of submissions I received for the Moon Ate the Dark Writing Prompt Challenge.   I intend to post all of the submissions on Brave and Reckless. Please give a warm welcome to this group of new and experienced writers!

Moon Ate the Dark

Moon slides up
Along the upturned glass bowl
Of the sky.
This time,
She is whole.

Orange is the color
of Florida,
The Sunshine State–
Though the state of sunshine
This approaching night
Bears reflection.

Moon, too, is orange,
Large and round at the horizon,
And then lifting away, transformed
Into a cool, buttery miniature of herself.

In our urban world,
Orange is a warning.
Traffic cones and builder’s helmets.
Danger lurks.

Moon is clad
In orange gauze,
Admiring one aspect of herself
In the submissive pond

But over the horizon,
An unheard roar,
A quantity of screaming scrub brush:
Swamp ablaze.

Moon’s only hint to us: a bit of flying ash,
A whiff of smoke,
A combustible memory
Of when Moon ate the dark.

Copyright 2017 Andrea W. LeDew

Andrea LeDew is a mother of four including two homeschoolers, one of whom has autism.  Her education includes degrees in English and Law, a year in Wuerzburg, Germany, four years of active law practice and 24 years of nonstop motherhood.
She runs a blog of her essays for homeschooling parents, and parents of children with special needs: For Random Learning Comes, She lives in Florida.

The foregoing is merely my opinion. Feel free to comment or correct me below!