the moon has begun to reveal herself
in all her sapphic glory
& in the way she exemplifies
unrequited love

how, at times, she poses
in full elegance, yet
sometimes she’s not even there—-
just a gaping, faint circle in the sky

la lune élégante, tonight
you lull me to sleep
alongside the settled chirping
of the birds & dancing fireflies

aren’t there days when the sky
just looks bigger?

when you look up
& everything’s a little too expansive—-
just there, laid out in front of you
like a mouth
ready to consume you,
swallow you whole
into the depths of the universe

& aren’t some people afraid
of that?