The veiled moon sails on the purple seas of night
trailing skeins of misty cloud like hints of Autumn
in her wake ..
an owl cries,
passing on shadowed wings in stealthy flight
as the moon gleams bronze
on russet-tinted leaves of geranium;
illuminating, in her fitful light,
white petals melting into darkness
like harbingers of snow ..
the veiled moon obscures her face, sailing into day-break
in the mystery and silence of her realm of space … .