CRATERS

Ah, you pale vessel,
you shine so nonchalantly,
stealing your way imperturbably
across night's dotted ceiling.
With pallid face you smile austerely
as you hang in haughty grandeur there
above a sea of broken hearts.

Sail on, you cratered rock.
Your fleeting life is but a fading dream;
your transitory existence
only a puff of wind.

O moon, take your exit swiftly;
I want to see the sun.

Copyright 1994 Ruth Gillis

First published in the Winter 1994 issue of Poetic Eloquence

 

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