Poetry corner: Eclipse

eclipse1Almost –
Waiting for our shadow on the moon to shift,
change the light, give my struggling camera
something to focus on
Fussing with ISO and shutter speed
and nothing to do but wait,
standing in the parking lot as neighbors
drive by
– What is that?
– Is that an eclipse?
– I need to get my camera!
People I’ve never met or only seen in passing
now watching the moon together as if
we’ve been friends for years

Photo and poetry ©2015 Michelle M. Welch

I got no really good shots of the eclipse, and back and leg pain drove me indoors before the moon changed much, but I did get this poem.