a pearly moon gazes down from its place in heaven
surrounded by twinkling diamonds to lure the eye to dream
weaving stories in the twisting bursts of clouds
shaping furtive hopes into wistful realities
as you float through the halls of deepening twilight
sailing through seas of galaxies and stars
your fantasies made real by the blink of an eye
awesome scenes unfolding against a backdrop of night
until the rising orb of fire chases wishes from the sky
and you are left in aching lonliness
to face the coming day awake and alone