Bio Note: An author, poet, educator, my poems and stories have appeared in many international literary magazines, journals and anthologies, including The Fib Review, The Flatbush Review, Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape, Shot Glass Journal, and the Atherton Review. My most recent poetry collections are Edges, Rags & Feathers,. and Serpent’s Tooth: Poems (2021). Masques: Flash Fiction & Short Stories,, my first collection of fiction, was published in August 2020. A Washington based author, I currently enjoy writing, turning wood, participating in “virtual” poetry readings, and fishing along the Hood Canal.
Li Po’s Moon
From the confines of a fishing boat hanging onto oarlocks and mossy fish nets, Li Po glances down into the glassy depths, the untarnished looking glass faithfully reflects a harvest moon rising, meticulously extending luminescent fingers through Douglas fir and Ponderosa pine trees, lighting up sleepy pastures, waking fall armyworms whilst Li Po’s floating craft drifts peacefully atop the lake’s serene freshwater surface, between deep slugs of wine and lunar toasts, he admires his phizzog in nature’s mirror; Luna’s beaming face seemingly sits on his left shoulder, as he continues to carouse, lurching then drowning trying to embrace her; high above Li Po’s constant yet elusive love—the moon—wanes.
©2021 Sterling Warner
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