Black Moon

original art and photography by Ginny Benton


They were wedded in the fall under a black moon

Joined in rare moment of one accord

Snarling rite of seething union

Boiling cauldron of spare parts

Ripped jagged and tossed together

Disagreeable stew roiled in discord

Cooled with spirits mellowed

Aged in rum soaked cypress casks

Twin trees of opposing root

Drawn as one by tainted waters

Flowing deep ‘neath the forest bed


They were found in spring under thin ice

Faces frozen purple in death’s delight

Lips tight in final resolve

Accusing fingers tightly clenched

Backs turned against the other

Opposing souls fused in winter’s ruin

Black blooded pirates under a grudging flag

Ships of foolish pride

Parting shots over broken bows

Sinking under the heaving weight

Of  hearts unyielding



Keyword: Disagree


About Phil

Hi, my name is Phil. I’ve managed to escape the corporate world, rid myself of excess belongings, travel the country extensively in my old Winnebago, and find a new home on a beautiful barrier island in the Gulf of Mexico. I define myself as: a free spirit, a writer, a philosophical anarchist, a poet; a lover of nature, a lover of art, a protector of animals, as well as a devoted friend and partner
This entry was posted in General, Poetry, Uncategorized, Writing and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Black Moon

  1. Phil…this is spooky-heartfelt. Another great never write anything bad!!😀


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s