My shelf has room for
two serving plates, five bowls
and one slice of moon glow.

Hallow mouth of the moon.
Clouds cross forming
an airy handkerchief.

Summer evening.
Sun and moon share the sky in
perfect symmetry.

Who threw a ladle full
of moonbeams on my
celery green grass?

Shy autumnal bird
did you brush against the moon
to get that pale down?

What discus player
threw a tangerine moon on
top of Main Street?




Joan McNerney’s poetry has been included in numerous literary magazines such as Camel Saloon, Seven Circle Press, Dinner with the Muse, Blueline, Spectrum, and included in Bright Hills Press, Kind of A Hurricane and Poppy Road Anthologies. She has been nominated three times for Best of the Net.  Poet and Geek recognized her work as their best poem of 2013.  Four of her books have been published by fine small literary presses and she has three e-book titles.