night light

A surprising late night visitor

peeking in the window

waiting to be noticed


when you’re up that late


A blurred shape somewhat familiar

sharpened edges softened

glowing in the mist


when the clouds allow


A trustworthy night light

lighting fields and valleys

illuminating paths


when the phase is right


A traveler with a known routine

arriving right on time

departing as expected


when you’re keeping track


A mesmerizing sight

stopping other movement

holding thoughts at bay


when you’ve been moonstruck

6 thoughts on “night light

  1. showgem says:

    At first I thought it was a human that was visiting, but as I read on I guessed the moon. I LOVE your last line- you’ve been moonstruck.

  2. BoydenAmy says:

    This just simply made me smile “moonstruck” :-). Thank you.

  3. arjeha says:

    At first I was expecting some kind of bird until I read more. Love the term “moonstruck “.

  4. ccahill2013 says:

    I love, love, love the moon! This is such a beautiful poem with the moon as the main character. Great slice!

  5. I noticed how beautiful the moon was last night, too. Love how you captured the “mesmerizing sight” in this poem!

  6. Well since my prompt was “full moon” I saw your moon right away. I love your poem and the little peeks at something we are so familiar with we cease to think and write about. PS, my mom of Otterlanding.wordpress – is really enjoying your writing. She never comments but she tells me.

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