Southern Dream Catcher
The bare broken branches hold up
their bayou lure, the haint blues
and the witch's cobalt ball the traps
of the southern dream catcher.
On a night the moon shuts tight
its quartered eye, white wisps writhe
like snakes inside colored bottles
balanced on welcoming arms.
Morning's shine on the crape myrtle
stills our breath-denying fear.
© 2012 Maureen E. Doallas
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