Muddy bite

Full moon tonight, and a lunar eclipse.  At first there was a chunk of moon missing, a nip, with shadowy edging.  It looks like the Darkness nibbled, and left a smear.  Then an arc of earth’s shadow against the moon, the face masked.  A brilliant white topknot. The orange red moon, clearly a globe, a marble.  And a bank of cloud came up and hid all.

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