Moonlight Drive

words EVANGELINA-ROSE
courtesy of POPULAR ASTRONOMY
dedicated to all POETICALLY DISCERNING FEMMES

 

 
 
 

You long to wrap your legs 
around a moonlight drive
like the one you used to 
dream when you were young.
You love the shimmering stars, 
the vivid, casting images 
reflected on the windshield
And nothing but the open road –– pause, exhale.

 
1921 – Halley’s Comet, Venus and a crescent moon being reflected in the water. The comet appears once every 75 years and interestingly, Mark Twain was born two weeks after the comet’s perihelion in 1835 and was quoted as saying that he would be going out with the comet as well. He died the day after the perihelion in 1910.

1921 – Halley’s Comet, Venus and a crescent moon being reflected in the water. The comet appears once every 75 years and interestingly, Mark Twain was born two weeks after the comet’s perihelion in 1835 and was quoted as saying that he would be going out with the comet as well. He died the day after the perihelion in 1910.

 


As you desire to roll under 
the masquerading television skies, 
with chaos in the soul 
and passion in the heart, 
the city wakes up with you. 
It stops you from disappearing,
in the darkness of space, 
and you are lifted
as closer as ever to the moon –– inhale, take it in.

 
My perennial fascination with vintage astronomy – Fireball seen from the Observatory at Juvisy in 1899.

My perennial fascination with vintage astronomy – Fireball seen from the Observatory at Juvisy in 1899.

You linger on this glow. 
Sweetened goosebumps,
widened smiles. 
If these moonlight drives were real 
out here, where the world
begins and ends, 
then you must know that
there are always lights
to guide the way, 
colours that never fade away, 
And a passenger seat,
waiting to be filled
by someone who will
sweep you off your feet
and as closer as ever to the moon –– stop. D’accord?

 

featured in ISSUE 00: La Lune, Les Etoiles
MOONLIGHT DRIVE – Evangelina-Rose derives inspiration from the sun, the moon & other stars.