A Long Lunar Month

She says “I follow a lunar month.

You follow a solar month. Too bad.”

Out of sync. Orbiting around each other.

Your waxing, waning and my rising, setting.

Throwing you in shadow today. New Moon.

 

new moon

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Inflection Point

That point on a convex curve where

upward becomes downward concave or vice versa.

In retrospect, a moment when it changed.

Things might have improved or just disrupted.

A turning point, when it all deteriorated.

 

Conjunction

Before today’s sunrise, our two brightest planets,

Venus and Jupiter, came close together.

Both inside my one field of view –

“An illusion. Only from our Earthly perspective,”

you said, moving away in cold sunlight.

 

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Astronomical conjunctions explained