Tonight I saw a gleaming moon
Light up the entire night
Until it felt as though
We were really basking in daylight.
Then I watched clouds creep in
And cover the brightness of that moon
So that without close watch,
One could forget that it was there.
One could succumb to the shadows it had once laid bare.
But, yes, again the clouds continued by
And the moon popped out
To reilluminate the sky.
I do not know why there are times
When clouds must encompass all we see.
I do not know why darkness must sometimes envelope
Everything we both love and seek to be.
But I do know that the light
Is never fully gone
And we will always find it
If we pause to search through the night.
And most of all I’ve learned
That always hope will return
To light up the sky
And illuminate a new reason why.
—Written by Sandy Heights