Moonlight’s Magic

Christine Ray – Difference of night and day

Brave & Reckless

it is only in sleep
that she is fully visible
able to be deciphered
in her unbuttoned
his eyes open
moon’s captured light
slanting across the expanse
of tousled sheets
softly reveals
tender curve of her cheek
unclasped hand, childlike
fingers brushing his shoulder
heart in the gentle rise
of her night breath
curves and edges
defined by the play of
moonlight and
he cannot describe
what he feels
in this nocturnal moment
studying her undisturbed
no words
to describe the sight
of her open
beside him
before marauding daylight
leaving its mark

© 2017 & Revised 2019 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved

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