The moon is bright tonight

The moon is bright tonight.

Such a contrast to the black within my soul.

Whereas the moon shines high above,

I like in the darkness far below.

Through iron bars I gaze at its beauty,

Yearning to feel its rays upon my face.

Wishing I could join her in the sky

And forever leave this place.

Yet, as I reach forward for this happiness

I am caught in a realization that is harsh and cold.

Reminding me of the reality in which I exist

And a life without beauty to behold.