Moon Series with Emily - Day 2

10/8/13 - 8:00 p.m. Waxing Crescent

Hiding behind finger-printed glass
that reflects the night back at me,
obscuring the sky,
I can feel the bite of the cooling Earth
The heat lifting from its skin
as if from a lifeless body
and the cold threat of winter
peering over me
from behind the moon's cheshire grin

I saw it earlier
smiling with some dark promise