I watch your profile

as your eyes gleam in the light

creating a shower of sparks

around you

The moon creates a beautiful halo

that surrounds you

making you look like

you’ve been touched by God himself

You ask me-

“how often do you think of me”?

But you don’t wait for my answer

as you turn away

-leaving me to exhale my silent

answer into Autumn’s air

How strange

that you don’t notice that

I’m here just in body

But the moon hears my answer

“not very much at all”

© Vivian Zems

Real Toads


Autumn Breath

Jason Limberg

Used With Permission