Eclipse of the Blue Moon

Blue-moon eclipses

Events beyond my lifetime

In all directions

Humble, once again

Darwinian pride aside

Saved from our conceit

“Top-of- the-food-chain”

Everything of value ours

Time orbits around “us”

Nothing else matters

No shame in being human

But does it help us?

The climate changes

What will “global-warming” do?

Good for dinosaurs?

Or a new ice age?

We know the earth will survive

Even without us.

We are self-centered

In denial of our fate,

We refuse to bow

We just wail and whine

Shaking our fists at heaven

Cursing in our fear

Yes, we want to live

Our genes do not give choices

Beyond survival

At the ocean’s edge

Bare toes in the cool wet sand

The air full of salt

The eclipse passes

The sky surrenders the night

Sunrise meets Moonset

Von Smith

I am married to the love of my life. I am semi-retired. I started blogging 6 years ago. Now poetry, mostly Haiku.


Anonymous · February 9, 2018 at 12:18 pm


    Von Smith · February 9, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Thank you. You are so generous.

vikramhereblog · February 9, 2018 at 6:19 pm


    Von Smith · February 9, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you. I like to salt my day with things I enjoy. Keeps me smiling.

Anonymous · February 12, 2018 at 1:37 pm


    Von Smith · February 15, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    Thank you. Your comment lifts my spirits.

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