In Thursday’s waning dusk
the jaws of an oncoming storm
swallowed the side-smile moon,
lightning giving glimpses
of the monster expanding
until the sky was devoured too.
I know she remains in place,
unaffected by the clouds
growing between us in the night,
yet I feel her obscuration as an absence.
Alone now, my pace quickens
to reach home before the tempest overtakes me.