Maggie Mackay

Moon Gazing
 
1

She’s a skinny dipper
on the Mellon Udrigle tide-line
winding light along my darling’s crescent

2

the brush of a white cat’s whiskers
at midnight –

3

through clear sky, the spin
of a silver coin whirls
as it rides gravity

4

the gleam of Gran’s ruddy face
as she tumbles down the drying green,
grass blades mottled on her skirt

5

a clown’s lipstick grin
poking fun at life on earth

6
the cream shadow
of a hot air balloon bobbing

7

a child’s rainbow nightlight,
blinding nightmares,
trapping bogeymen

8

a Stevenson lighthouse,
planted by NASA,
like an LED beam
scanning our skies

9

Franklin’s ‘Erebus’,
frozen solid

10

felt, cream cheese myth
a pin cushion for clusters
of meteor fragments

11

Wax white burnisher
of pale ale pools

12

a china saucer,
swirls of blue sky and red sunset,
painted by a master

13

Jack Sparrow’s pirate ship
floating above cloud-waves,
figurehead dipped in starlight

14

Mum and Dad romancing
on a ridge,
wings tucked tight

Copyright © Maggie Mackay 2016

Maggie Mackay, a Paisley Buddy, is enjoying the final year of her Masters in Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University with work in a number of publications including Bare Fiction, Ink,Sweat and Tears, The Interpreter’s House, Prole and Obsessed with Pipework.

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