Waxing Not Waning

I am waxing, not waning, though really

a waxing and waning crescent Moon look

much the same and in this phase

my wife only knows I am intermediate –

less than before or perhaps becoming more.

      Moon Phases via Spirit-Fire on Flickr

Waxing and Waning

I seem to be moving faster now

but my tight orbit of seven days

is fixed. Hidden from view most days,

the energy wanes, as forces pull, waxing,

briefly bright and full, now a sliver.



I wanted to write a poem based on the Moon’s phases but without saying “Moon” and really writing about our own waxing and waning phases.