Moon Series - Day 26

Waning Crescent - 7:01 pm

By now we both know we won't see the moon
because the Earth gets in the way
but we can see our breath
and that same bright star
that might be a planet
maybe we can blow bubbles
and pretend they're the moon
or trace the crescent in the sky
with shaking fingers
as we marvel at how fast the weather turns
from warm to cold in October
this time we were there
watching each incremental phase
pull the last trace of summer from the Earth's skin
until the trees were just bones
naked and ready for a long, cold sleep