It’s Open Link Night at dVerse Poets. I’m sharing the latest draft of a poem I started ages ago, have been unable to interest anyone in publishing. (Originally titled Half-Dome, inspired by the famous Ansel Adams photo of moonset over that famous peak, over time I’ve dropped that reference altogether and changed the title about a billion times.)
The Full Empty
Like the almost invisible full moon —
translucent, vanishing into
barely post-dawn air,
I am faded and edgeless; waning.
Come back to me soon; I’m humbled,
lost like the moon in morning,
moving through space, wasted.
I need you now. I need you more
than the shadow-deprived leaves
need the light that floods the
valley floor. I need you more than
oceans of air; more than oceans,
more than even air.
Come back to me soon;
let me savor your sunlight.
Open Link Night #274