Moon had gone to bed

off to play in dreamland

on the other side

Stars were hiding-seek too well

as if they’d dropped from the sky

• • •

In darkness thick as rabbit fur

we traversed the wood

Listening to the breath of silent wind

feeling the way with bared feet

With eyes closed and hearts open

and the simple faith of trusting children

Until, at last, we arrived home

without a scratch or trepidation