by Petra F. Bagnardi
Bathed in honeyed and milky perfection,
the moon shrouds Molly in a glow of childhood bliss;
so she doesn't perceive her parents' fighting words.
From the window ajar of her bedroom the girl reaches upwards,
to graze the kindness of the sphere with brave fingertips.
Dad's skin is brown, whereas Mum's is white – at times the tones clash;
but more often than not, she believes, they create magic.
Molly dances with her parents to the sound of fairy lights,
reverberating off the dense foliage of the trees;
they mirror the stars, while the moon rests upon the inky sky.
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Petra F. Bagnardi is a TV screenwriter, a theater playwright and actress, and a poet. She was short-listed in the Enfield Poets' Twentieth Anniversary Poetry Competition, and was featured in Masque & Spectacle Literary Journal. Writing as Petra March, she won several awards and honors. She is also a Library Journal Self-e Select author.