Written By: Ruby Gleber
July 3, 2015
The lunar rotation is an average of 384,000 km from the Earth.
I sense an atmosphere inside of you
Were you not also born of the sky?
Did you not also learn to be distant by wishing to be amongst the stars?
You modeled your manhood after the moon
Unlike your father, he would visit you every night before bed to sing you a lullaby
You dreamt yourself stranger to the world
Haven’t you enough of solitude?
To revolve, removed from mortals and our vices
You have shattered 1000 astronaut hearts
There are moments even I have believed myself rocket enough to reach you
Maybe if I held your hand it would help me breach gravity
You exist only as motion -
So I won’t find you lying still beside me in the morning
Are you afraid of greeting the sun and her radiance, of letting yourself be seen in the light?
Are you worried you are only a reflection?
When you hide from the light, your intentions become shadows
But…I will keep your illusion a secret.
Because I too have fallen for your charms
The way my hips swayed waves and my tongue rolled tides for you
My body was an alchemy of ocean at your touch, you commanded me as water
I would have surrounded you in an instant
But…but you never stayed to count the sand with me
Ankles deep on an empty beach
I heard the clouds calling for your return.
I cannot teach you what it is to be man,
You have concluded yourself rock for so long
But don’t you know you are stardust too?
You are all 4.6 billion years of creation
I call it an old soul
But you are still young enough to free that dark side of yours…
We are ALL missing pieces of ourselves
I will walk horizons, collect every misplaced meteorite and rebuild the craters of you
I will ask every passing comet for which jokes will make you laugh
There are as many ways to say I love you as there are stars
I will assemble you a galaxy of them.
If you let me, I will heal you.
I will heal you whole
From crescent to full.