Holiday Moons

by Gary Hardaway

Christmas Moon

Not quite full, but bright,
December 23rd.  Fuller tomorrow
and fully full on Christmas when,
the Weather Service promises,
we'll have clouds
and a high probability of rain.

New Year's Moon

A waning moon for New Year's Day-
Portent? Or just the way
Our orbital mechanics work-
Uncompensated, with never a holiday?