It was an almost-full moon that night, but in spite of the brightness, stars were visible in the western sky. Ocean breakers crashed on the shores of Newport Beach. Across the room my sister slept soundly, but from my bed by the window, I watched the night sky. Sleep evaded me, knowing that the next day we would be returning home where I would complete packing for a life journey that would take me to places unknown for the remainder of my life. The song, “Impossible Dream,” played over and over in my mind—a song that we had sung a mere three months earlier for High School graduation. I had no idea then how that dream would unfold in the years to come. I was so young.
moon draws ocean tides
breakers destroy sand castles
morning calm brings peace
Kanzen Sakura invites us to write today’s Monday Haibun for dVerse considering the night sky. She asks for a single paragraph of non-fiction prose that is crowned by a Haiku, incorporating nature. Please join in.