anitalorrainemoore

Musician devoted to Justice, Creativity, and Courage

Candlelight on a Friday Night

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Everyone’s trying to find themselves these days;

seems like the topic of the decade.

Lovers masked behind the text on a screen,

alcohol masking all emotions to be seen.

Our game of tug-of-war between our projections and our shadows,

we stand, stunned in silent stillness, wondering how deep the wound goes.

We’ve forgotten the non-electric world,

between fingers, between addictions, distractions….the absurd.

I’m always on the verge of falling in love… and a desire to be safely furled.

My fear of intimacy may actually be unknowing – can I learn?

Who can teach me?  How do attraction and true love work?

I sit here by candlelight on a cold and dreamy Friday,

wondering if my body’s wasting away.

All the while, imagine the line outside,

hanging my drying lingerie.

 

 

Author: Anita Lorraine Moore

Woman, musician, teacher, poet, ordained minister, tarot reader, artist, sewing is also a meditative passion. I work for the struggle for justice & I talk politics and religion at the dinner table.

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