Mina Lee

United States

Just a dreamer with too many metaphors.

Who Once Was a Full Moon

August 13, 2015

PROMPT: Lunar Phrases

1. I was a full moon.

2. I was part of a whole when you entered my life.
        3/4 of the moon; the part of me that I knew
      the last 1/4; the part of me I gave to you
        I didn't know that one day

3. I would become half of a moon, once whole
        Split in two because I let you
      grab parts of me and make them seem like parts of you
            But you just let me 
      dissolve: disappear into a shower of stars
        It was called a beautiful process; I believed in beauty.

4. I became a broken sliver
     A small beam of white light 
        not knowing when I had let myself slip away into you;
     Sometimes people would squint at me and wonder if I was even there

5. A moon in its final phase
     Although, they say we see the moon turn back
        Slowly taking back the parts of itself that were lost
     But the night is so used to the dark
        How easy it would be to let the stars shine alone
        when the road to recovery is a myth
    I cannot take back the parts of myself that were lost
        But I build myself a castle of stars
        no one can see me running

6. I was a full moon.     


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  • casamiento

    The fact you ended with the line you started with completes it all. "i was once a full moon" it captures the sense of falling but building yourself together.

    over 3 years ago
  • Grace Mary Potts

    There's something beautiful about this. I think it's the way it's stilted - fragmented but flowing in a way so it makes sense. The imagery you've painted in this is just breathtaking - I love it.

    over 3 years ago