Eclipse - Nancy Jentsch

Last night’s lunar eclipse
is soon forgotten
shelved to memory
like yesterday’s headlines
morning’s rush hour stress

We wander
like sleepwalkers
blindly brushing
the edges
of potential plushness

unable to relive
the ancients’ thrill
when moon wanes
out of phase
hangs in the sky
like embers
of a celestial effigy

Nancy K. Jentsch’s poetry has appeared recently in Eclectica, EcoTheo Review, Panoply and in numerous anthologies. In 2020, she received an Arts Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her chapbook, Authorized Visitors, was published in 2017 and her writer’s page on Facebook is