The Moon Bears Witness
By Kim Shaver

The moon bears witness
To her silent ritual

A letting go
A making peace
A stepping out of time

She drops to her knees
And grieves for past losses,
Her salty tears
Mingling with the earth


Kim is one of the Poets Unleashed, and they have graciously granted us permission to share this excerpt from their book of the same title. For more information about Poets Unleashed, please see


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