Before closing the blinds
a wondrous silver beam of light
shone brightly in the sky
and into the patio door
bringing hope
that there will be a tomorrow.

And even when the mind replays
troubling words
from a soon-to-be world leader
and replays
troubling responses in confirmation hearings
from potential soon-to-be-leaders,
the moon is shining

But when clouds began to form,
and the moon seemingly becomes hidden,
its light diminishes
and seems lost
as sometimes happens to us
when clouds of
begin to form,
it can feel as if our light has gone out.

But we are still here
like the moon
… simply covered up
… waiting for the time when whatever cloud is being experienced
will pass and the light once again
will shine forth.

The moon has existed for more than four billion years
shining and giving hope to countless generations.
Why would we think that the moon will stop shining now?
It won’t.
Why would we think that the clouds of fear etc. being felt will never disappear?
They will.

We must remember
and hold fast to scientific proof –
the wondrous silver beam of light
shines brightly in the sky
bringing light and bringing hope
that there will be a tomorrow.

Just “when” that tomorrow will come
we don’t know
But it will come.


Text & Photo © june maffin

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