Lunar

Rachel B. Baxter
Jan 13, 2020 · 1 min read

A response to Tre L. Loadholt’s writing challenge, Nonet the Night, in A Cornered Gurl.

First draft of this poem, photo by Rachel B. Baxter

In the sign of Cancer, Full Wolf Moon,
lunar eclipse heightens feelings —
On this night, I wish to stay
here on Earth, tucked in bed,
listing worries, beads
of prayer in hand,
seeking an
hour of
peace.

A Cornered Gurl

Where Writers Break Out of the Box.

Medium is an open platform where 170 million readers come to find insightful and dynamic thinking. Here, expert and undiscovered voices alike dive into the heart of any topic and bring new ideas to the surface. Learn more

Follow the writers, publications, and topics that matter to you, and you’ll see them on your homepage and in your inbox. Explore

If you have a story to tell, knowledge to share, or a perspective to offer — welcome home. It’s easy and free to post your thinking on any topic. Write on Medium

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store