So…. the Star met the Moon and said, “I hear yah been eating too much lately.”
“Who me?” moaned the moon.
“Who else am I to hang out with, way out here?” quipped the star
“Gotta point there” beamed the moon.
“They say you got full twice in two days, that’s not healthy.” Chided the star.
“Well, it’s like this,” explained the moon. “It’s March down there and
things are kinda weird. Supposed to be a time of new beginnings.
I beamed for the whole darn lot of them! Twice! Yet they go and start messing things up! Dang it wanes me” he cried.
“What’s falling?” said the Star sympathetically.
“Well it isn’t the leaves!” said the moon sarcastically.
“OH my!” cried the moon with beams of shining tears, “After all these
years they’re really disappointing me. I tried so hard to beam some
peace down on them and bring lovers together beneath me.
I shine my light on moon flowers, evening primrose, night phlox, water lilies, you name it! even my old friend Cacti, but no matter what I do, they continue to hurt and kill each other.
Why, Earth, my dearest friend of all, is dying.” The moon waned, as he slid behind a cloud.
“C’mon” encouraged the Star. “It’s has to get better. Come back out please!” urged the Star.
“No.” said the moon. “It’s time I got ready for Day to take over from Night. I’ll be alright. Sun’s coming soon.”
“Hope Sun has a decent shift this time. Take care my twinkling Star. See you again when Night meets Day. Just do me a favour please.”
“Anything”, said Star. “Anything at all!”
“Just hope and pray”, waned the moon.
“Sure” sighed Star, as she watched Moon sink away and Sun shine brightly,
for another Day…..