Before the sun rises,
We will sit here together
And laugh with the moon.
The shadows are many
But don’t scare us as
Sand gives way beneath our toes and
Waves creep slowly forward.
Above us Polaris stands sentry,
The Great Bear gazes down with affection,
And Orion is our personal Cupid.
We sit awash in a silver glow
Our details smoothed and faded.
This world is at peace, and
We are the center.
That great orb’s light
Is stolen from the day.
At our feet the sea recedes and
Carries the sand to its depths.
As we watch the deep shimmer above and
The vast expanse overwhelms us.
We remember that
Our stars are just a fantasy:
We can’t see whose light burned out or
Who is still aglow.
This night is not eternal.
We will sit here together,
And weep with the moon,
Until the sun rises.