A Reminder to Sol

To what end
do the stars shine?

Old Luna glows
as a reminder to Sol
that too much heat
will hurt the whole.

Old Sun cries,
and wishes death –

a call for the coming
of blackness. Rest
in the absence of light,
the result of his burning
too brightly, death
by his own hand.

The stars would cry
at the loss
of one of their own,
and Luna would dimly glow…
the last of Sol’s light shone
upon her cheeks,

“As the cold grows,
I know that I am eternally

When distant lights
give up their hopes,
Luna and her sisters
will roam

the emptiness,

forever and on.

©️ Obol, 2020.

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