Ephemera By M. Stone

Venus sinks in the west:

citrine snagged on twine

as it follows the sun.


Green glass insulators

separating long-dead wires

on the old telephone pole


catch day’s last light,

and a crow hovers,

covetous of the gleam


while a planet mistaken

for a star slips from sight.

M. Stone is a bookworm, birdwatcher, and stargazer who writes poetry and fiction while living in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her poems have appeared or are forthcoming in San Pedro River Review, Star 82 Review, UCity Review, and numerous other journals. She can be reached at writermstone.wordpress.com.


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