Darkness devours lavender dusk.
Glowing moon ascends,
hangs between ragged limbs.
Silver paints budding willows,
emerging lupine; spanning wetland pond—
a refracted gold trail.
Gentle song of crooning owl
harmonizes with whispering percussion,
muffled boom of incoming surf.
A spooked cloud of squeaking bats
pass before blinking stars, lunar orb,
punctuate the night air.
By Jennifer Lagier
Jennifer Lagier has published ten books and in literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Forthcoming books: Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle), Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018).Click here to visit her website. Photo by the author.