Fog cloaks the dark deed,
permits meager pearl glow
to escape from consumed lunar face.
Earth’s shadow advances,
tugs emotions off-kilter.
Planets realign; hidden faults shudder.
Celestial tsunami casts
impenetrable enigma over light,
chaste Artemis assaulted, despoiled.
By Jennifer Lagier
Jennifer Lagier has published ten books and in literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Forthcoming books: Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle). Click here to visit her website. Photo by the author.