Waning Gibbous

Night of the first waning gibbous.
Taurus, Orion, Canis;
Aldebaran, Betelgeuse, Sirius
Burn in the backlit sky,
Eclipsed by the light
Of the waning gibbous moon.

See how it hangs above
The fog-filled valley—
A misty sea punctuated
By three poor beacons
Burning in the night.

How lost I am
In this sea of clouds,
With only the seven sisters
To guide my steps
Beneath a waning gibbous moon.

Copyright 2013 Brian T. Maurer


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