Oblivious to her attendant stars,
the impersonal moon
slashes the pine tree
with intermittent light;
a silver moment lost to cloud ..
dark cones uplifted on a fringe of green
merge into obscurity.
Owls screech unseen;
anonymous moths flutter ..
the day becomes a memory of memories to keep;
Moonlit, the insomniac night
retrieves them from fitful sleep … .