Poem: Drawing Down the Moon

Another one from my Napowrimo 30/30
The camera is close to magic but
The shutter needs your stillness
The space between breaths
To work its miracle
You never knew your heartbeat
Moved your fingertips
‘Til now
Never meditated without meditating
‘Til now
Tripods help but still
The shutter needs your stillness
The optical zoom can find
The brightest light in the sky
Brilliant blur then focus
Across 230,000 miles
Sketching landscape
Shade and crater
Across the moon you’ve always loved
But never seen so clearly as
Now
You click to capture but you shifted
The shutter needs your stillness
It never draws a perfect circle
Each night the slow shadow shows
Different craters, dapples grey seas
Each night conditions crisp or halo
Each photograph unfocused in a different way
Each impressive and none perfect
The shutter needs your stillness
And this, your nightly mandala
To seek
The space
Between
Your breaths
To try to draw down
A perfect circle

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