twilight: and there I spied
the mothering full moon, its antique gloss
perforating the smooth, dark dawn
in which it suspended itself

she (for whilst I was caught in rapturous amore,
the sexless voluptuousness became softly effeminate)
glinted down at me, glimmered, shook
her shiny things and tempted my
orpheus-strung eyes to stare

caught: in the twilight
and there I was spied spying
the one late treasure still
hung in the sky
she caught me
-staring-
and my feet became hooves, and my ankles
were twigs, and my eyes
engulfed everything in their fearful noir

averting, away--- cantering far from
the fatal drops of her
and, stung like the twilight hour, actaeonic guilt
besieged my senses; for when I descried her hallowed disk,
the moon shrieked and struck
my breastbone.

and my vast orbs swallowed
no more dawn.

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