Moon Came Home

The Moon came home too soon, too soon,
The Moon came home too soon.

The crickets cricked a gloomy tune
Of starling stars long since marooned
And asked what she could do.

She knew the stars had left to try
A different life than the night sky
And liked it out of view.

She raised her anchor and set sail
As all the heavens cracked and wailed,
“Tum gid fuh crum pahoo!”

The Moon came home too soon, too soon,
The Moon came home too soon.

The ghostful forests missed the stars
(As they helped calm them in the dark)
And wept the whole night through.

She caught a storm and came in fast,
She snapped her lines, she broke her mast,
And even lost her crew.

The Moon came home too soon, too soon,
The Moon came home too soon.

She lit the night with all her might
And still she goes on giving light
For stars, the woods, to you.

The Moon came home too soon, too soon,
Moon finally came home.

Illustration by MM.

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