The Light of Day

Richard LeDue

The moon keeps our secrets,
even when peeking through an open curtain
we thought was closed,
and we’ll never hear lunar language
spread the gossip that keeps us up at night,
even if there is a man up there
because he knows when to blink,
or at least pretend he missed
what we don’t talk about
during the day.

Richard LeDue (he/him) currently lives in Norway House, Manitoba. He has been published in various places online and in print. He is the author of six books of poetry. His sixth book, “A Hard Homecoming,” was released in July 2022 from Alien Buddha Press.