“Night Waltz” by Joan McNerney

O Michael tonight

I am dreaming of you.

We trace night with

our fingers climbing

ladders of darkness

past the full moon.


Over silver light into

star light we dance

through air redolent

with lilacs.  Your eyes

glow like burning comets

as we waltz over clouds.


O Michael tonight

I dreamed of you and

woke to find you

sleeping at my side.

Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary zines such as Moonlight Dreamers of Yellow Haze, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Halcyon Days and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane Press and Poppy Road Review anthologies. She has been nominated four times for Best of the Net. 

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