Half-moon Tonight: Are You All Right?
"Are you all right?"
Through blinds closed tight,
it's shining right
in my eyes bright!
asleep not quite.
All sins washed white,
so what's the bite?
Half-moon tonight --
could mean delight,
but sometimes fright,
or even flight.
You're out of sight,
so if I might,
"Are you all right?!"
Summer 2010, in Villa Park, Illinois, written to a charming new friend in my 2010 U.S. Census crew whom I called by mistake on my cell phone late one night after the half-moon kept waking me up by shining in my eyes and making me wonder and worry about her. Uncommonly gracious about it for a married twenty-something with two young children, she texted me back that she was fine. We both survived the incident and still remain friends today.
Copyright (c) 2011 by Max J. Havlick, The Max Havlick School of Personal Creation and World Citizenship, a nonprofit project of New World Community Enterprises, Inc., 16 W. Vermont St., Villa Park, IL 60181-1938, all rights reserved. Permission granted to make and distribute exact copies that include the notes and copyright notice.
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