Now nights dark beautycomplete with crown of stars.
The sun disrobes her.
Full bloom gone to seedsummers blossom falls to earth
By day all is known;light of reason everywhere.
But then comes moonrise.
Ugly crawling bugthat decimates my rose bush;
soon a butterfly.
Gritty , grey sea shellprotects the slimy oyster
making lustrous pearls.
John Polelle is one of five poets of the Pot Luck Poets group that came together in the Gig Harbor , Washington area about four years ago after meeting at a workshop conducted by Tom Crawford . He has only recently been submitting his work for review and possible publication . Two of his poems have been published by the on-line journal Quill and Parchment .