Through the curtain
of the room,
came a certain light
I could not place.
It was alien to me.
I was not familiar with its
I thought the neighbors had
fluorescent lights on but,
it wasn’t that.
I thought some streetlights
shone into my room
when they hadn’t all week.
But that was absurd.
And then it clicked, suddenly I knew
that tonight was a full moon,
if I wasn’t mistaken and
a full moon often shines so brightly,
that it fools me and I think it is
something else like a fluorescent light.
I open my curtains and in blasts
the strange blueish light.
But it’s not a stranger anymore
for right there, peeking into my room,
is the moon
fuller than me at Thanksgiving.
It’s so bright that it even
created shadows in my room,
something I thought only the sun could do.
And any electricity,
or any balls of gas in outer space.
I dance in the blueish light watching,
perplexed, how something that was only
reflecting the sun,
could make enough light to create
shadows on my floor.
There’s no warmth from this light.
It’s like it’s invisible.
Maybe it doesn’t really exist?
Maybe it is all an illusion…
Even though the color is different,
and though it doesn’t fill the sky,
I still need to close my curtains because
it still bothers me
when I need to sleep.
And who can sleep when
the moon is shining its fluorescent lights
in your face?