Tiki Torches and the Odd Random Star

Tiki Torch in the Darkness

Summer nights
bbq’s & wine
friends & lovers
reflected in the flame

tiki torches;
wafts of citronella
drift up toward invisible clouds

random stars
make the night seem closer
no moonlight
just a gentle breeze
that cools my crimson skin

there is peace in the silence;
an afterglow,
yuletide’s sit in succulent ceramics
on the back steps

tonight I am content
tomorrow I am restless

here, I can take time

© Copyright 2011, Jodine Derena Butler.  All Rights Reserved

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4 thoughts on “Tiki Torches and the Odd Random Star

  1. I don’t know how I missed this but I’m here now and I did enjoy the poem. It drew me in enough that I’m ready to dig one of the torches out of storage and contemplate the night sky……even if there is snow on the ground!

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