mad and moonly

Wind rattles the pines
Playing an obscure game
Known only to itself.

A child fighting an imaginary
Opponent with an invisible sword.
A moon orbiting a dark planet.

Now the child dances
Between falling snow
Counting the clouds.

Lovers dance with an image
Of the beloved, each moving
To a different tune.

But when we see each other
By moonlight, under the stars,
We see truly.

Yvonne Aburrow
7:24pm, 19 April 2022


Inspired by the phrase “mad and moonly” in [love is more thicker than forget] by E. E. CUMMINGS