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the blood moon

is a woman;

she bleeds her

monthly tide

as proof of

her fertility;


she labors

through phases

add nausea-um

waxes gibbous

and convulses

with hot birth.


her heart aches

behind the

dark side of


a face that

no one sees.


her secret

sorrow is the

knowledge that

she’s only the

reflecting mirror

of manly sun’s glory.



Observed lunar eclipse October 8, 2014


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. julespaige
    Oct 12, 2014 @ 13:00:35

    The New Moon has an interesting write up. (When you Google it).
    But then I enjoy all of the moon and ‘her’ phases.


  2. ManicDdaily
    Oct 11, 2014 @ 12:32:00

    Ha! I think the sun can be pretty womanly too but you are right that typically it is LE Soleil, EL Sol, I think. Well-followed metaphor. Thanks. k.


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