Jimson Weed Moon

Unrpompted for Hedge’s 55. I felt a needed a brain cleanse from the prompt earlier this week of Frida Kahlo’s works. In Native American medicine, jimson weed was used as an hallucinogenic along with peyote. I am using the painting of one of my favorite artists, Georgia O’Keefe. This is also posted on Poets United Poetry Pantry.

Jimson Weed Moon
The moon is a Georgia O’Keefe painting.
Stark white against a black sky
in the museum of the night
It hangs perfectly poised,
glowing in its frame of stars.
Jimson weed moon.
Curling its tendrils about the night –
I thought I was hallucinating
but it was just an owl gliding overhead,
silent as dust.

Jimson Weed, Georgia O’Keefe – fair use

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