We met when the moon was just coming up
So much still in shadow and unseen
I was young and you were smarter
I was warmer when your brightening light turned on me
You showed me your world and my unlimited possibilities.
The fullness of the moon’s smile brought us more clarity
Face to face, I saw imperceptible flaws
Wrinkles, expectations, and still growing admiration,
Our mix-matched puzzle pieces could not merge
Yet we tried, and loved inexplicably and with commitment.
Now the moon is waxing down and the shadows reappear
We have faded with the ghost of the sinking sphere
And the wall with no window and door with no key
Stands between your brave heart and mine
The light has gone out with the last sad goodbye
And we both close our eyes at the end.
Still there is one true thing about a fading moon
While its absence means the darkest hour comes
It promises a morning dawn
I am hopeful for the cracking creeping light
Perhaps we emerge with the sun, holding hands
Together and with everyone we love.