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August Super Moon
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Phyllis Wax


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It never gets old.
Itís always a thrill
to watch the full moon rise
from that place where lake
meets sky

to see that red eye emerge
††† bit
††† by
††† bit
†† †
†††† and†††††† †
†††† hang
† †
†††† unblinking

getting less bloodshot
as it climbs
until itís not hung over
after all.

Bright-eyed
it lights up the lake.


© by Phyllis Wax.
Used here with the authorís permission.


Phyllis Wax writes in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on a bluff overlooking Lake Michigan.† A lover of warm weather, she watches the snow come and go, waiting and hoping for spring. From the window in front of her desk, she observes an abundance of migrating birds, several generations of turkeys, and the occasional fox, deer, and raccoon. Some of those make their way into her poetry. Phyllis has read her poems on the radio, in coffee shops, in libraries and bars, and her work has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies.


Post New Comment:
jamvan:
Smiling :)
Posted 08/02/2023 03:21 AM
Jo:
Enjoyed your poem Phyllis. Thank you.
Posted 08/02/2023 01:24 AM
Lori Levy:
Great portrayal of the moon--"red eye" emerging, "getting less bloodshot," and finally, "Bright-eyed/it lights up the lake."
Posted 08/01/2023 02:45 PM
Anastasia:
A lovely poem, Phyllis!
Posted 08/01/2023 01:26 PM
paula:
So good to hear your voice
Posted 08/01/2023 12:26 PM
mark zimmermann:
A fine poem to go with the evening sky this month, Phyllis. Thanks! Mark Zimmermann
Posted 08/01/2023 09:48 AM
Joan Luther:
Theres something magical in the moon and your poem.
Posted 08/01/2023 08:52 AM
Larry Schug:
I look forward to the two moon events happening this month. The moon,loyal as a dog throughout our lives.
Posted 08/01/2023 08:50 AM
Wilda Morris:
Good one, Phyllis!
Posted 08/01/2023 08:50 AM


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