You Are the Moon

Grandpa holds you 

on the summer porch

moonlight shines thick

 

through lullaby dusk 

you touch lavender air 

with tiny hands 

Grandma Moon lights the sand 

 

her star army watches you

and then as you grow

Grandma Moon nestles deep 

into your skin 

 

with the moon in you now,

the owl’s eyes shine yellow

in your glow

 

no matter how far you go

on land or

across black velvet waters

 

the moonlight in you

illuminates sea anemone carpets 

the moonlight in you shines fairy dust

on overgrown moss

 

lightning crashes waves 

you are the moonlight compass

in the chaos