Friday, September 4, 2009

Moon Rings

He never said so emphatically
but I knew just the same
that he didn’t love me and never would.

I was still determined to love him
and the moon lit up that night with
a ring around it confirming the sad truth.

So many moons,
and rings
and nights washed by waiting

If you’re reading this
don’t think you’re him:
You’re not.

image A 22 degree halo around the moon, as seen from Boulder, Colorado by Hustvedt

1 comment:

  1. Ed Ford SummerfieldSeptember 6, 2009 at 8:39 AM

    I've looked at that same moon, and if she's reading this, well, she's not. And when the moon wanes I look at the stars that remain and notice that I am a fan of poems like this.