“Spooky Orange Twirl” © Bonnie Matthews Brock


Looking at the Moon through the Blinds

I would hold you close if I could
listening to your warm glow.
And I wonder at being alone.
I felt so Anchorage this morning
but then the day turned Sarasota;
the evening soothing the blues to black.
You get so used to it, it’s a, a sin;
preferring wanting to having
with Covid increasing the odds.
Misery is a jealous lover or is it us?
Oh, I love looking at the moon
because it’s so far away.


Richard K. Ostrander currently resides in the Carolinas. He has co-hosted the longest running open mic. Covid not withstanding in North Carolina at the Coffee Scene in Fayetteville, NC. Richard has been published numerous both on-line and in print. He has two books, The Epic of Hell Freeze and The Metaphysicians Daughter both published by BlazeVOX Books.

Bonnie Matthews Brock is a Florida-based photographer, as well as a school psychologist. Her images have been published in Ibbetson Street, The Somerville Times, Oddball Magazine, Beyond Words Literary Magazine, and Wild Roof Journal. Her work is archived at Harvard University, the University of Buffalo, and Poets House in NYC. Bonnie loves to capture, in images, a very wide range of subjects, and to learn and experiment with shooting and editing techniques.