"The Moon Takes A Drink"
by Clairesse Schweig
The crescendoing crescent moon
scratches the night’s heavenic cloak.
It’s phantasmal allure snakes from the sky
into a mystifying drip of stardust.
From the darkness, its spellbound song flows into
the open mouth of Earth,
illuminating beams of life
like a dew drop swallowed whole by a rose’s petal
—ethereal and refreshed.