Welcome to #CreativeThursday! Manlihood is about personal development for men.
Every Thursday, we feature and highlight one part of masculinity that is often pushed to the side – creativity! This week, Josh Hatcher of Manlihood and Out of Your Shell Poetry will read “An Eclipse is Only Perspective” from “When Sea Billows Roll” available on Amazon today!
An Eclipse is Only Perspective
She was a beauty.
An Eclipse Is Only Perspective
When the moon, white as bone,
Passes in front of the sun.
The earth is shrouded for a moment.
Still. Quiet. And mesmerized.
Only the sun’s fiery crown lights up the edge of the sky.
Prophets cry out.
Scientists scribble notes.
It’s an omen! It’s science!
Yellow fire turns black.
The bone white moon turns black.
And wisps of sun fire glow almost green or blue.
Perspective really is everything.
She can block out the sun.
She can inspire poets to dance,
wise men to wonder,
children to blind themselves to get a once in a lifetime glimpse.
And a day’s journey away – the moon passes over, and no one even notices.
The world isn’t ending. The sun doesn’t go dark. No one is on their manicured lawns staring at the sky through goggles.
From their perspective, nothing changes. No bone white moon. No fiery crown. No blackened sky.