Before Jupiter’s moons cleared the rooftop
fuzzy grey band of eaves bounding the unfocussed
grey white of the shadowed three-tall house:

Yesterday in the evening blue before sunset blue
in the blue terminator of the advancing Moon,
what did you see appearing reversed under low magnifyings?

Your Arendt cannot tell you as her master, Heidegger, had no clue,
although his Husserl as a young man had begun in astronomy;
of course, that beginning was before all that followed …

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