I roam the dark side of the moon
teeth grinding flint hoping fire
will burn the last thread that
binds me to his eyes.
Their black mirror has stolen
my secrets, and dances their demons
across the black ice of revelation.
How foolish to surrender my skeletons
to stars thinking they would deliver them
to Luna’s heart where trust would keep them safe.
Sinful light hungry to roam the veins of hidden
carried my words as bounty to enter the valley of night,
but the dark orb swallowed their candles, and
hung my confessions on his iris of nightmares.
In the impatience of learning patience, I study
every wink, weigh every word, and wait for
any cracks in eternity where I can place a match
to start the fire of my unbinding.
©Susie Clevenger 2021