February 2021

'The moon's a beauty
tonight,' my friend says,
so we open the blinds,
search the night sky
anxious not to miss her.

The moon, wearing
just enough make-up
to get by, nothing flashy,
looks fabulous, smiling
just a touch supercilliously.

Nowadays she keeps
every mirror hidden away -
why? we wonder,
in our opinion, she's
as beautiful as ever.

But what with space-craft,
astronomers, scientists
and general busy-bodies,
the moon's become wary
of compliments, unbelieving.

Tonight she's 'The Snow' Moon',
such brilliance, such beauty.