Halo's Source

Pad silent on starry cushions
like the entire sidereal system
favors your waking from numinous
dreams. At this hour shadows
bounce from streetlights
through straggling branches
super-refracted & yeah
that can be freaky. But Mama
listens & don’t forget the sun’s
on your side in the cosmic
revolution so be patient
remember your moonlight dancing
half-light reflection
boardwalk moonbow
that’s all it’ll take


  1. I love the triumphant tone of this. The second half has a great rhythm that picks up speed.

  2. This brings a ''makes you want to be there" feeling. Good job, Marian. I hear of the "Mama listens ... the sun’s on your side in the cosmic ... your moonlight dancing ..." from my daughter who is married to a fellow from Trinidad. His mother is like that too. The parties do get to going good at midnight, many have marimba music and the likes. His mother, though really not aging very well, is like your 'listening Mama."
    "A" has done his share of good as a New American, mostly in the field of education. Love his British accent.

    1. BTW, they met in college back in 1978 or '79.