Under a Fingernail Moon Poem by Kelly Ann Malone

Under a Fingernail Moon

A pregnant lunar display, plugged into the sky”¦This is not for me.

I exist under a fingernail moon, casting less of a glow.

Providing scant beams, if any.

I prefer the thin, silver rim that pleasantly dips north-east.

It does not pierce the clouds, but gently hovers above them.

It leaves us below to find our own way.

It causes us to forge our own light, so that we may

discover the path within the eclipse of our destinies.


I have been writing since I was around twelve years old. Some of my poetic influences are Ogden Nash, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Teasdale, Dickinson, Billy Collins and Dorothy Parker to name a few. Some of my published credits include “The Library of Congress 9/11 Documentary Project”, North Carolina University’s Presses “Free-Verse Magazine, ” Poems Niederngasse, Albany University’s “Offcourse Literary Journal”, Temple University’s “Schuylkill Creative and Critical Review”, Duke University’s “Voices” Journal, San Gabriel Valley Poetry Quarterly, Muse Apprentice Guild Literary Magazine, York University’s School of Women’s Studies Journal, “The Permanente Journal of the Arts and Medicine”, “Ars Medica, A Journal of Medicine, The Arts, and Humanities-Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto Canada” and The Pittsburgh Quarterly.