Tuesday, October 7, 2014


Almost-full, wide-eyed, OH!-mouthed 
Luna hangs in cloudless eastern sky,
Just above pinkish-greyish horizon.

Luna's averted face conveys
Amazement and shyness, 
Responding to Rainier's beauty 
And barely-covered nakedness,
Clothed solely in glacial glissades.

Discomfort increases over two days
Until blush completely takes over
In Blood Eclipse; then, slowly, 
Two weeks hence, Luna disappears, 
Once again, into New moon status,
Restarting cycle of wax and wane.

Relationships, complicated by
Yearning and terror, autonomy and
Dependence, approach and avoidance,
Breathing in and breathing out,
Reflect celestial orb's natural cycles.

Ann Beth Blake
(c) October 6, 2014

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