Tonight, I was captured
By a moon-shadow’s musing.
The soft light stole my thoughts
And in choosing to follow them,
As they skated like clouds
Across the starry sky of my mind,
I dreamed of you and I.
I lost myself to a memory
Of what might have been,
And what was or wasn’t true.
The moon above looked coldly on —
Watching my wandering mind watch you.
I cannot take what is not given.
Nor can I give what is not mine.
I followed the moon-shadow’s gift willingly,
Because in that half-lit darkness,
I dreamed of our love, and somehow,
~ C.L.R. ~ © 2007