Tonight, I saw the moon
Stalking me, watching me
Hiding surreptitiously.
She knows I know she’s there
She knows I do not care
Reasons for and reasons why
Curious, bold, or wee bit shy,
A game, perhaps she feels
So silently she steals
Tonight, I saw the moon.


Jordan Hege lives in a small rural town in southern Georgia where he grew up in a family of eight. Previously a carpenter, like his father, he now works in a specialty foods production business during the day, and pursues a psychology degree at night.

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19 Responses

  1. Wendy Bourke

    Love the way that you have ‘book-ended’ this wonderfully rhymed – rather mesmerizing piece, with a repeated line. And I think it is the first time I recall the moon being personified as a ‘she’. Awesome!

    • Jordan

      I really appreciate your reply. Thank you for taking the time to let me know you enjoyed it.

  2. Leonard Dabydeen

    Enjoy reading this poem, Jordan. Rich imagery flowing smoothly in the rhyme scheme gives essence to the “Night Watch”. A teasing last line; powerful.

  3. Joella Wadel

    The acquaintance with nature is astonishing and yet there is a tension between the person of the moon and yourself. I understand this interaction and like your rendition of it.


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