“I see today that everyone on earth wants the answer to the same question but none has the language to ask it.”– Jim Harrison
I want to ask the moon how many lovers she has had for
I know it must be many with her luminous personality.
I want to ask the mockingbird what did you feel when the hawk
stole your innocent fledgling from the woven nest.
As I heard your eerie keen, I cried a tear and wondered
did you feel regret for its horrible death?
I want to ask the stars how they keep on shining
through the dark and dreary times of a soul-less night.
I want to ask my heart why it keeps on loving.
Is the pain that comes with it a vital part of the pleasure,
can there be the treasured one without the dreaded other?
I don’t know the answers or the language in which to ask
so I’ll pour another glass of the one truth, the wine
wasting away the hours as I contemplate the past
and all the questions left unanswered but forever asked.
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg
Linda Lee Lyberg is an author, poet, wife, and mother. She resides in Mesa, AZ with her husband Pete (aka The Big Viking) of 23 years and her dog, Ricky Bobby who loves to go real fast. She writes various forms of poetry, as well as short stories. Several of her works have appeared in various anthologies and online literary magazines.
You can read more of her works at: charmedchaos.com and her Amazon Author Page