Secret Moonlight

There’s a secret moonlight in your eyes
behind the excesses of a busy day
the layers that you’ve laid upon our soul
when your thoughts don’t match the words you say

There’s a silent scream behind your tongue
the one that patiently awaits permission
till everyone sleeps, adrift in their dreams
but instead, you bite your scream into submission

There’s a deep yearning behind your smile
the one that wants nothing more but to be let out
set free upon a world with so many rules
so you can break them all, rip their hearts out

There’s a buried rage inside your clenched fist
the one that wants to be let loose
fighting back against the world’s rage
as you pull yourself free from its noose

There’s that secret moonlight behind your eyes again
I see it clearly now  just as I see myself
Both of us needing to be free at last,
step out of that long-open cage, and let the fears melt.

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3 thoughts on “Secret Moonlight

  1. “Both of us needing to be free at last, step out of that long-open cage, and let the fears melt.” I love the entire poem but these words opened up a huge space filled with self constrained moments when I yearned to be free to go and do.

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