Cape Ann 003

The just past full
moon
slid west
in a mackerel sky

On the opposite side
magenta bellied clouds
compressed the dawn
to two thin strips
of tangerine
and cream
on the eastern
sea

Soon the moon would drop
from sight
a brief 10 minutes of
full horizontal sun
would shine through
the narrowing slot
And then
grey and grey and grey
til dusk

when the moon broke through
in the eastern sky
and chased the
clouds
(11-19-11)

Ann-Patrice Hickey