Across the Moon

The owl flies across the moon
a spirit far from its roost
scattering mice full of fear
for the hunter marked by the sphere

there is no darkness that will hide
potential prey from the eyes
that see all in twilight’s span
when lunar beams fill the land

that satellite won’t distract
the quarry fearing winged attack
they know that doom flits above
apex predator as the horned god

scrambling supplicants run for holes
safety found with kin destroyed
survivors until another gloam
the owl flies across the moon.

© 2020. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20200326.
Written by poetryaccident (Poetry Accident)
Author's Note
The poem “Across the Moon” was inspired by a drawing, credit from Jugend (1896) of an owl flying in front of the moon while mice run in fear on the ground.
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