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The Cycle

Chrissie Cooper


I am the moon and you are the earth.

I am constantly in the presence of your company.

And I know at the end of the day, I will see you.

I start out small, hiding, showing only a sliver of my soul.

Then the more I see you, the more I reveal myself.

Until I am full, yours for the taking.

Your gravitational pull keeps me beside you.

I cannot come any closer.

You do not allow it.

Every night is the same.

I come out, open up to you, more and more as the days pass.

I retreat, showing you only a little, waning piece of my heart.

Months pass like this.

I come out, hoping that this could be the day where I join you.

Then reality sets in and I am gone.