Thursday, April 17, 2014


Instead of risking exposure to voyeuristic observation
During Earth's stealthy stripping of Sol's mirrored rays,

At sundown, reticent Luna drew initial shroud of 
Clouds to cloak upcoming Blood Moon eclipse.

At first, she selected striated sheer gossamer,
Leaving splashy-tailed trail of reflected white.

Half hour later, newly-absconded atmospheric layers 
Left only remnant of smudged opaque ivory orb.

By midnight, Luna had accessed dense overcast,
Pre-empting Earth's obliteration of loaned light.

Within cloaked privacy, Luna endured sequential 
Steps of involuntary and temporary nakedness.

Where cloud disguises unavailable, lovely Luna's
Orbed blush expressed her bared embarrassment.

In next 18 months, Luna must undergo three more
Stints of being robbed of her borrowed yet glowing gown.

Humans too, more or less, clothe their nakedness. Like Luna,
We sometimes feel vulnerable in our original natural state.

Ann B. Blake
(c) April 15, 2014

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