Moon Set

By Molly Jane Burns

Crescent moon
curving your
orange spine
toward ocean
so close to earth
that I
don’t know
how much more
time we
have together
before you set
your full back
into the blue
midnight water.

Molly Jane Burns has been writing poetry since early childhood. She received her B.A. in English with an Emphasis in Creating Writing from San Diego State University where her professors included Carolyn Forché and Glover Davis. A native Californian, her work has appeared in various local publications. Also by this poet: "Morning Moon" and "Northern Moon"