It is a full moon night.
I drive my car halfway
across the levee of Enid Lake,
this large, man-made lake,
park the car, and get out
to stand on the levee.
The moonlight is a silver highway
stretching to the distant shore.
The cattle graze in the pasture
far below me, content in their world.
I look up to see a million stars in the sky,
jewels sparkling on a black canvas
endless in dimension, it seems.
I have been here many times before,
on nights just like this, in wonder
and awe of this place, this world
and its beauty. And now, as before,
I ask where it all came from
and what it all means. I wait in silence
for an answer, as I have so often before…
and I get none. Time passes…
and taking one last look at the majesty
and beauty all around, I get back in my car,
drive slowly across the long levee,
and head for home.
Wil Michael Wrenn is a poet/songwriter living in rural north Mississippi, USA. He has an MFA from Lindenwood University and is a songwriter/publisher member of ASCAP. His work has appeared in numerous places, and he has published a book of poems. His website can be found at: