Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Illusions
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Wednesday, January 1, 2020
 

BY ED NORTHEN

 A crescent moon

ushers in the new year

with Venus dangling,

like a participle

from its sculpted tip

 

My perception says

The moon is larger

Than the star

And both equal in distance

From earth

 

Though in reality

millions of light years

separate them

and Venus is four times larger

 

My mind has no capacity

For discerning the expanse

Between them

So it creates an illusion

 

Like so many things in life

What we perceive

Is not how things actually are

 

Reality is hidden

From us

So we grapple

In the dark

 

Looking for slivers of light

Which alter

With the waning moon

NOTE: Ed Northen, a former firefighter, has long waxed poetic about the beauty of the nature that surrounds us. When he doesn't have a pen in hand, you may spot him serving as a courtesy patroller for Blaine County Recreation District's Nordic trails.

 

 

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