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Sugar Moon

Sugar Moon

written by: Carrie Magness Radna



All the new lines conceived,
I must dig in deep
from the middle of
my inner tree,

where the leaves
have not budded yet;
the dark wood lives
both in day & nighttime;

the Sugar moon
writes all its messages
using a magic felt-tip pen
inked with silver light.

& I don’t know where the power
originates; I am thankful
that these words have found
my wooden heart.

Even while the blizzard blows
out of control outside,
I quietly wait patiently
until I am fully awake,

when I reach in the guts,
deeply with a naked hand,
searching for any
moon-tinged treasure.

Carrie Magness Radna

Carrie Magness Radna

Carrie Magness Radna is an audiovisual cataloger at the New York Public Library, a choral singer and a poet who loves to travel. Her poems have previously appeared in The Oracular Tree, Mediterranean Poetry, Muddy River Poetry Review,, Poetry Super Highway, Shot Glass Journal (Muse-Pie Press), Vita Brevis, Home Planet News, Cajun Mutt Press, Walt’s Corner, Polarity eMagazine, The Poetic Bond (VIII-X), Alien Buddha Press, Jerry Jazz Musician, Rye Whiskey Review, Litterateur RW and First Literary Review-East. Her first poetry collection, Hurricanes never apologize (Luchador Press) was published in December 2019. Her new poetry collection In the blue hour (Nirala Publications), was published in February 2021. She won Honorable Mention Award twice, for “all trains are haunted” (Non-rhyming poetry: 2019) and “May (a Pantoum)” (Rhyming poetry: 2021) in Writer’s Digest Writer’s Competition. Born in Norman, Oklahoma, she now lives with her husband in Manhattan, New York.
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