Reflections of the Moon

by Tanaya Winder

Tanaya Winder

in the beginning, Earth yearned for a companion, the Sun,
someone to share in the gifts: land, water, and
life. even light needs balance, darkness, death

to understand the push pull, days
echoing continuously. so, Earth gave an offering
to the sky, to become the Moon.

ever since, the Sun dreams growth
believing we would know – love intertwined
with loss if only we would look up each night.

but, we buried Earth’s sacrifice, caught in
our own wayward wanderings.
the stars aren’t the only ones capable of falling

Last updated October 17, 2022