Ocean Tone

Blue Moon And Lunar Eclipse

the moon is changing
at the peak of the wheel
water turns north...
headed towards the star
that insists it will see morning

but like every other night before
it blinks... and disappears from the sky
dreaming of returning to the womb

the moon is left
standing bleary-eyed and naked
in front of the whole sky
her confidence in the day folds
and she collapses
back into the quiet darkness
at the other side of the world

Words by Allegra Chabay. ©1999