autumn moon

by mandaceehb

with dilating irises as dark as the troubled night

i wonder if the moon is a mirror of emotions 

if he gazed at the moon thinking of love would that

celestial light in his eyes descend on me today

would the moon collect golden gleams of emotion in a perfectly symmetrical palette and

reflect the perfection of pure human feeling to the world

or are the dark specks brushing its surface the tails of regret 

of an elusive moon goddess who ceased to exist by her lover’s side

centuries ago?