blood moon

the lunar eclipse
is nearing totality
merely a sliver of the moon remains
shrouded in the nighttime mists
dimly red
hiding in the shadows
a momentary flash
blinks on the top left side
meteoroid kisses the dusty regolith
icy patterns snake upon the windows
fed by frigid humid airs
a beggar snores in a vacant doorway
sleeping on the concrete
cap on the ground in front of him
a couple walks by
hand in hand
smiles upon their faces
woman hums a contented tune