2:57 a.m.

madly, insistently


one day past the full, blue-moon

venus in conjunction with the moon

stars obliterated by the moon’s brightness

a halo around the moon

ice crystals foretelling a change in weather

two barred owls hoo-hooing madly

insistently, in deep-throated fury

coyotes barking, yipping, howling

madly, insistently, territorially

one bull bellowing in a distant pasture

madly, insistently, hormonally compelled

whip-poor-wills madly, insistently 

yammering their repetitive mantra at full volume

then, just like that, in an instant—silence





Poetry by jim The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2019-05-20 at 10:14

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Ann Wood The PoetBay support member heart!
Nice poem thank you Jim

bibek adhikari The PoetBay support member heart!
I like the litany-like use of auditory imagery, and the denouement that comes with the ultimate word "silence."

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Strange. Nice poem.