Ariele Emancipates the Moon

Sharing Stories

When a full moon and a full life meet....

“Ariele Emancipates the Moon”

Cupped light,

my underbelly no longer

ebbs and flows.

Still bright,

the curtains pulled

leak beams

right through weave.

I see her now—

wax and wane.

Hello, old friend.

Ariele Huff [about menopause]

Ariele Huff is a writing teacher who writes, an editor of magazines, novels, and nonfiction. Her work is currently adorning nineteen eBooks on Amazon and eleven paperbacks at Createspace. She enjoys being a wordsmith ;-)

SHARING STORIES is a weekly column for and about the 50 plus crowd living in the Puget Sound region. Send your stories and photos to ariele@comcast.net. Tell local or personal stories; discuss concerns around aging and other issues; share solutions, good luck, and reasons to celebrate; poems are fine too. Pieces may be edited or excerpted. We reserve the right to select among pieces. Photos are always a plus and a one-sentence bio is requested (where you live, maybe age or career, retired status, etc.).

SHARING STORIES is featured on www.northwestprimetime.com, the website for Northwest Prime Time, a monthly publication for baby boomers, seniors, retirees, and those contemplating retirement. The newspaper can be found in the greater Seattle area and other Puget Sound locations. For more information, call 206-824-8600 or visit www.northwestprimetime.com. To find other SHARING STORIES articles on this website type "sharing stories" in the search function above.

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