Woke at 5:30 a.m.
went for coffee, and the moon called me
out to the lanai for prayer
the waning crescent moon
resting on its back in the sky, like a rocking cradle
reflecting brightly in the water
Venus above it — the brilliant morning star, a companion.
I thought of early this week when
I read that trees at the edge
of the woods send humans oxygen
I have lived on the lake
since I moved to Florida and I
wondered: water must do something
similar. What does a body of
water send us? Surely something
because once hooked, there is no
Prayers were done
My musings as well
I watched the light of a plane
blipping as it gracefully toured
behind the moon, coming out into
a bevy of clouds on the other side.
I looked in the moon’s lake reflection
The image now reversed, a
boomerang, bright white; the gentle
ripples of the water causing it to
moved like a bird in flight. I watched
for a minute, this flying white moon
bird, and then my coffee called.