Come Out!

the brutes have taken over.
with thundering threats 
they cast themselves
jealous-
of the glimmer that comes 
from that imperfect face 
that lightens up the night 
at its fullest 

she does hide. 
in the dark sometimes
only to give us a chance
to shine
when her daughters call
she is always there 
to show them the light 
but not today

the brutes have taken over. 
she has been locked up
hidden away from the world
eclipsed-
because she had shone too bright
a wind of change is coming
to crush the stormy bellows 
and to liberate her,
the moon from the clouds
to bring us back into her halo.