Charlatan

You are a charlatan, oh moon man
you have a radiant face, but
your glow comes only
because you’ve conned the sun
and stolen her shine.

You flirt with the sea, and she
would rise up to kiss you
but you move on, leaving her
to dash herself against a shore
and then fall back in disgrace

You are a seller of cheap wine,
causing an intoxication in lovers,
and you look on with mockery
at their silly antics

Oh moon man, you are a charlatan
And I wouldn’t have it any other way.

~~

Written for dVerse. The challange today is to write a poem about the moon as if the moon were a flesh and blood person.  I will admit to being inspired by Bjorn Rudberg‘s fabulous response to the prompt

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15 thoughts on “Charlatan

  1. Moon man… a charlatan indeed. Love the idea of his flirting with and spurning the sun. Love your response in the end…and I wouldn’t have it any other way! 🙂

  2. My favourite Stanza, Bryan:
    ‘You flirt with the sea, and she
    would rise up to kiss you
    but you move on, leaving her
    to dash herself against a shore
    and then fall back in disgrace’

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