Poem: Moonlight

You’ll find me across the stars.

 

She wanted to believe in whatever existed across the stars.

 

The night-time brought out the fight in her.

It was the time for possibility and she could feel it like a spell taking over.

Most ideas were to be grasped to.

They called like the howls of a lone wolf.

Her ideas were creatures of the night,

and, though astray,

she was lead.

She finally had the direction,

trajectory that dissipated with the veil of reality that the morning brought.

 

The night was for dreamers,

and if you dared stay awake,

it could be for flight.

 

It was a wonderland of sorts,

but more like an overland.

Darkness was above light.

Not in an occult manner.

It’s just the closest she could get to walking among the stars.

It’s the closest she could get to the beyond.

Beyond real is infinitesimal space of wherever the mind desires to wander.

Fueled by emotion she travels.

The only fuel she has ever known.

 

She whispers, “Take me higher.”

 

There is greatness in her meaninglessness,

her fragility.

How few know the greatness of the nothingness of our lives.

How much harder it is to live in the dark than exist in the light.

But how much more significant, she thought.

“Even nothing is.”

In this wonderful poem, moonlight represents the time of day when women dream and believe all things are possible.

Photo by Swaraj Tiwari

Vanelis Rivera is a Caribbean girl and embodiment of Shakespeare’s, “And though she be but little, she is fierce” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream III.ii.335). She was born in a hospital that faces the Atlantic Ocean in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and was raised on the island of St. Croix. An unruly spirit and wayward heart keeps her mind in search of existential wonder. She currently teaches English at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In the midst of bayou living, she maintains a dedicated yoga and meditative practice, as well as making time to make “big magic” in her film and writing projects. You can fall down the rabbit hole with this spunky yogi on social media or email her at unrulyfoto@gmail.com.

Vanelis Rivera

Vanelis Rivera is a Caribbean girl and embodiment of Shakespeare’s, “And though she be but little, she is fierce” (A Midsummer Night’s Dream III.ii.335). She was born in a hospital that faces the Atlantic Ocean in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, and was raised on the island of St. Croix. An unruly spirit and wayward heart keeps her mind in search of existential wonder. She currently teaches English at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. In the midst of bayou living, she maintains a dedicated yoga and meditative practice, as well as making time to make “big magic” in her film and writing projects. You can fall down the rabbit hole with this spunky yogi on social media or email her at unrulyfoto@gmail.com.