A Nightjar’s Song (aka: Goatsucker)
Stir this cream-soaked moon, gently wean
sweet milk from cloud-wisped light that’s caught
in warmed white jugs. An owl shrills three hoots,
premonitions of we
two, our hearts askew and scarred
by piercing cries of a nightjar.
Reverie Prompt #26 – Indonesian Poetry Forms: Sekar madya, Wirangrong: Syllable line Length and rhyming end vowels: 8i, 8o, 10u, 6i, 7a, 8a