Earthshinefrail muslin moon
delicate and opaque
against the sharp-edged
blue of midday
skimming across the sky’s surface
the thin membrane
                that separates us
                                            from emptiness

virgin moon
forever distant
from an importunate earth
tacking across our skies
with obsessive determination
deviating not an inch outside its ellipse
                ruthlessly inviolate

Copyright © 2008, R. Nugent

Image Credit: JP Stanley, some rights reserved

R. Nugent is a poet living in Queensland.