Lost Songs No.1 — I Saw the Moon

by Dugal

I saw the moon for the sphere that she always was

Silver and constant in magnetic orbit

Her gravity draws me as one of two circles

Overlaid in a new shape inescapably cardioid

An alignment much fuller than round


I saw the moon for the thief she always was

Lovely pocked hubcap from a ’62 Minor

Hung from the lamp post outside the chemist’s

Dented but ready for the dawn that’s waiting

To call the light home again


I saw the moon for the timepiece she always was

Her lunar clockwork a shimmering fob watch

Wound up before sunset, left floating to count through

Those hours of darkness the lonely would run from

If only the night streets weren’t emptier than lost hearts


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