MS (4/27/59 / Chandigarh, India)

Moon Flower

Out side my bedroom window
Is a slender shrub
It has medium green leaves
Growing alternately
Does not attract too much attention
Next to the bold hibiscus

As the sun sets, the shrub stretches
Now it is 5 foot 7 inches tall
The branches are covered
With soft white
Five petaled blooms
A discreet perfume beguiles the air

The door opens
She stands there in her
White Shirt, stars twinkling
At her neck line
Her sweet smile tugs at my heart
My moon maiden is home

by Monita Soni

Comments (1)

The last stanza is particularly lovely. Don