Moon and stripes

Almost full moon almost setting
A dark rock surrounded by ocean,
a bright rock surrounded by sky.

Almost full moon almost setting
Satellite and stripes,
a palette painted for my eyes only.

A sliver of moon

a sliver of moon in the western sky
The quiet beauty of an ordinary evening along the Northern California coast:
the ocean barely rippling,
strands of fog gingerly approaching,
a sliver of moon hanging in the pale sky.
It will soon bathe in the pewter water as darkness sets in.