Jan Houston


Betrayed - Poem by Jan Houston

a bruised
lemon moon
hangs
in tendrils
of black smoke
arcing toward
an unseen dawn

a barren tree
lifts scattered fingers
filigreed against
a starless backdrop
tensed
to the winter sky

a single lamplight
beckons
not to me
cannot invite
a spirit
from this cold
starched
loveless night

what mystery
dares glow
behind these
luminous
snow clouds
despite
my empty heart?


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Comments about Betrayed by Jan Houston

  • (10/29/2005 9:18:00 PM)

    i like this poem of urs.......they way u describe the nature its really different.......specially i like this 1 bruised lemon moon.........wel keep writing.......best of luck. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 29, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 30, 2005


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