by M. Douglas Hoss

In a frenzy of ecstasy,
Her shadow
Hungrily, obediently,
Finds there's nothing else she can do
Except struggle with
Her own lover’s shadow
In their own frenzy too.
Twins of etiquette,
But unlike the woman,
Her shadow must live
Without her dreams,
And yet, is willing to sacrifice anything
To be just as loved as she.

While we are together,
Nothing can come between us.
But for they, the noonday sun.
Now I understand exactly why
All lovers are drawn into the night.

"Moments of Temporary Sanity" by M. Douglas Hoss

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M. Douglas Hoss was born in Wichita, Kansas on March 28th, 1957. He has studied English and poetry for over twenty years, and in 2005 had his first book "From Time To Time" published by the Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, which was so successful, that signed copies of a first edition paperback sell for over $80.00 on the internet. Afterwards, he taught English and College level literature overseas and later moved to Seattle, Washington where he now resides, working on his next three books.

Last updated April 25, 2013