December 6, 2018

“Deception Pass” by Daniel Edward Moore

“Deception Pass” by Daniel Edward Moore

Deception Pass


In the daggered dreams of moonlight,

in what cannot wait till morning.


A driver on the bridge’s back,

on the way to the worksite’s weary yawn


leaves his car and leaps like hope

into water’s frozen hands.


On the spine of Deception Pass,

courage leaves prints on the bones


and mercy is late for work.



Daniel lives in Washington on Whidbey Island. His poems have been in Spoon River Poetry Review, Rattle, Columbia Journal, Western Humanities Review, and others. His poems are forthcoming in West Trade Review, Duende Literary Journal, The Inflectionist Review, Magnolia Review, Isthmus Review, The McKinley Review, Glass Mountain Magazine, Columbia College Literary Review, January Review, Under a Warm Green Linden and Yemassee. His books, “This New Breed: Bad Boys and Gentleman” an Anthology, and “Confessions of a Pentecostal Buddhist,” can be found on Amazon. Visit Daniel at



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