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.
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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.
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.
Astronomical conjunctions explained
She is the very likeness of her.
Like her, pretends not to see me,
here, writing in my notebook, nursing coffee,
sketching her profile – no, really she’s profile.
Counterparts and counterpoint. Two melodies in harmony.
and then she turned sharply to me
and said, “Do you still love me?”
as if this was on the quiet path
where we were slowly walking our words.
Not from fears or doubt , but anger.