Drinking in the Moon

drinking in the moon © 2015 heather rhodes studio petronella all rights reserved

thread-bare
cotton frock

pale shoulders glowing
under the canopy of stars

she still remembers
how to drink in the moon

tender, naked feet
thoughtfully perched
on the wise bark
of the grand old maple

absence of questions
 
salty skin and musky hair

heart beating faster

rivulets of sweet 
moist sweat 

her gentle frock falling
to the darkened earth
below 

words & image ©   Heather Rhodes at  Studio Petronella 
model: elena