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Born in September


Image by David Clode

cloud crab swallows

full moon

on second thought

drifting south

spits it out

on my lawn

dew finds

full moon a tasty silver morsel

its full light

in drops splinters

at my feet

anonymous spider stirs

pre-dawn air

ur-arachnid spins

full moon

webbed for an instant

waning commences

a coincidence

I step outside

to ingest the moment

full harvest


as day consumes night

sun eats inspiration



Karla Linn Merrifield has had 900+ poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies, with 14 books to her credit. Following her 2018 Psyche’s Scroll (Poetry Box Select) is the newly released full-length book Athabaskan Fractal: Poems of the Far North from Cirque Press. She is currently at work on a poetry collection, My Body the Guitar, inspired by famous guitarists and their guitars; the book is slated to be published in December 2021 by Before Your Quiet Eyes Publications Holograph Series (Rochester, NY).

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