The Moon’s Lullaby
by Jeff Flesch, Monthly Contributor
moon night, I shine,
bottomless love is divine…
I had a conversation with the moon once. It was long ago, during a mist-covered evening, I was feeling quite lonely, and out of the ordinary. That evening the moon shined brighter than I’d ever seen.
It did almost feel like a dream.
As feelings arose in my chest, and tears began to trickle from the mist, I looked up, and called out, Moon, why is there ever doubt? Do tell me, please, what this life is all about.
At first, I heard nothing, dejected and sad, I turned my head to walk away, yet, instead, the moon did speak, and said,
“learn from the love gifted in the mist and stone, from the turtles and doves, their glow is the afterbirth of a love bestowed.”
Inconsequential it seemed to me at the time, yet upon reflection, and in the mirror this state did begin to dissipate; this dejection, floating aimlessly away, with the clouds on a river made of gold dust.
Oh, how proud I was to have been gifted this from the moon’s beautiful lullaby; a lullaby made of trust.
This poem was inspired by Gabriela Marie Milton’s poem, You Night.
Jeff grew up in Los Angeles and now lives in Corvallis, Oregon, where he works in Educational Leadership. Jeff’s interests and passions include personal and professional development, developing new ways to increase access to higher education, and creating inspiration, transformation, and more equity throughout society. You can read more of Jeff’s poetry at Develop. Inspire. Transform, and on Twitter.
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