Moon Lust

Photograph by Monica – Click here to visit and follow her blog!


Cumulus lusted after the Moon.

For centuries, he hid in her shadow –

gazing at her luminescent face,

enthralled by her radiant glow.

One scorching summer, he grew brave –

wiping her moistened brow

and spritzing her with dew.

She murmured her thanks

but kept her distance.

The cloud’s anger grew into a flurry.

Thunder rumbled in his heart.

Lust replaced with fury.

Turbulence shook the air

as Cumulus surrounded her –

begging her to show some care.

The haughty moon laughed at him –

branding him a fool.

She claimed there was no one

worthy of her love and attention

except for the golden sun.

So, shoo, you silly, wispy cloud!

I could never love you.

Cumulus crumpled and drifted away.

Shame injured him deep inside,

and the giant cloud vaporized.

It rained for several days.


Read a poem about nightlight by clicking

↪️ ↪️ ↪️ ↪️ ↪️ ↪️ ↪️ HERE ↩️ ↩️ ↩️ ↩️ ↩️ ↩️ ↩️


  1. Everyone felt bad for the cloud in the comments, but he seemed a little presumptuous to me. Can’t take “no” for an answer. Then he rains all over the place.

    Liked by 3 people

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s