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It was a clear fall night, air crisp and stars shining bright in the clarity of the night sky. The moon cast a soft glow on the girl who sat by herself on a lonely park bench in the early hours of the morning. As the wind bit at her exposed cheeks, dusting them in a rosy blush, it caused her to bite her chapped lips. The cold was finally setting in and she thought she should have worn warmer clothes. She tapped her feet nervously on the ground beneath her and looked around, eyes shifting as she checked the time on her phone. He should be here by now she had thought. It was getting late and she was worried.

Despite her worries this girl was no ordinary girl. It was as if the sky had one of their own precious stars stolen in the dark of the night. It was as if she shone too bright to be kept in the sky, too radiant to be kept in the selfish hands of the darkness that tried to hide her away. The moon had mourned her loss as the girl descended to earth, placed there to make the people see what true beauty was like. The moon looked after her without her knowing, keeping a watchful eye as she lived her life quietly. She attended school as an art major and worked at a nearby coffee shop. The people she came in contact with were struck by the girl– by her kindness, by her beauty, by her shy smiles, and her gentle, bashful expressions.

She was beautiful both inside and out. Her hair reached her shoulders and was as black as the furthest parts of the galaxy, adding to the mystery and luminance of the girl. She was a far away nebula dotting the universe, gracing the nearby planets and milky ways with her brilliance.

And as she stood ready to leave that cold park bench with disappointment spreading throughout her chest, the voice of a boy called her name from behind– a boy just as brilliant as she was. A smile grew on her face and her heart started to beat faster and faster as he approached her. She was scared, but she had missed him. Missed the sound of his obnoxious laughter and his stupid puns, and cheesy jokes. But most of all, she missed the way he would make her feel like she was the only one in the room. The way his eyes would unknowingly roam over her in intimate glances, looking away when she caught him staring too long. Missing the way their hands would intertwine so effortlessly after awkward encounters and shy confessions mumbled in the late of the night.

Arielle Williams 17′ || Literary Staff

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One Response to “Moonlight”

  1. Irwin Earney on May 6th, 2017 8:32 am

    Great post. I am facing some of these issues as well..|

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