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Art by Ann Marie Rhiel 2021

NIGHTS IN CUMMINGS COVE

 

by Michael Keshigian

 

 

Those nights illuminated by the moon

whose white dagger severed the wet surface,

highlighted the stalks upon Gypsy Glen

which stretched off the shoal

into the crooked air

and the lake wore a tarnished chink

upon its silver armor.

The white pines, stilled by the sheen,

waited till their presence

faded back to distorted disfigurements.

The cold air was always crisp

and smelled of wild roses

that circled the shoreline,

soon exposed as the moon’s silver eye

adjusted its stare toward the brush

and patches of mulch

gingerly caressing the lapping lake.

On nights such as these,

he would gaze at the cottages,

nesting beachside, their lights flickering

in night’s magnificent isolation,

little did he suspect this absence of adoration,

the opportunity to commune,

would become a longing

that would follow him.

 

 

 

Michael Keshigian’s fourteenth poetry collection, What to Do With Intangibles was released in January 2020 by Cyberwit.net. He has been widely published in numerous national and international journals, recently including Boston Literary Magazine, Studio 1, Edison Literary Review, Bluepepper, and Tipton Poetry Journal and has appeared as feature writer in twenty publications with 7 Pushcart Prize and 2 Best Of The Net nominations. (michaelkeshigian.com)



Ann Marie Rhiel is the Assistant Art Director for Yellow Mama Webzine. She was born and raised in Bronx, New York, presently living in New Jersey. She reconnected with her passion for art in 2016 and has had her work exhibited in art galleries around northern New Jersey ever since. She is a commissioned painting artist, who also enjoys photography. Her work has also appeared in Black Petals and Megazine Official.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2021