I was taking a brief respite outside,
late one night,
when, under the silvery silken light
of the pearl in the sky,
I came upon a solemn realization.
You and I are like the sun and moon.
You are so much like the sun.
Your love, light that can penetrate even the darkest of souls,
your laugh, warmth that can melt even the coldest of hearts.
You are the very sustenance that this Earth needs to grow,
You shine your soul freely,
over mountain and meadow,
ocean and creek,
asking for nothing in return,
as you do what you do best;
blaze in a brilliant, beautiful bloom
of oranges, reds, pinks, and purples.
But I, alas, am much too much
like the moon.
I pale in comparison to your light.
I am soft, and subtle
quiet, and calm,
and at my best, I only ever provide…
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