Super Blue Blood Moon Eclipse 2018
Went to watch eclipse of moon
but no – Cleveland cloud cover.
The annual Perseid meteor shower?
Cleveland cloud cover.
Comets? Cloud cover.
Solar eclipse? Cloud cover.
Sun? Moon? Stars? Blue?
Can’t even turn into a werewolf
cuz I can’t find the full moon.
Though did see horizontal lightning
in a violent Cleveland snow storm,
The black and blue cloud bounty
above this red beaten earth,
And always the sun dread
of sailor warning.
So so much for my once in 150 year
super moon blood moon blue moon eclipse.
In Cleveland, sky is occasional.
– Smith, 2.1.2018
Today Mary E. Weems, Lady K, JJ Stick, Ray McNiece and I start our February poem-a-day challange. Be good for me because I wrote only 3 poems last month instead of me usual 15-25.
3 decades ago over a 5 year period, the Ohio Arts Council rejected me as a collaborative installation artist, then rejected me as a poet, then rejected me as an artist, then told me they wanted to help me financially in publishing Artcrimes, so I submitted my 4th application – and they rejected me again saying I didn’t have enough outside financial support from others cuz I had been paying the entire [unlishing costs myself.
That last rejection hurt because I was unemployed and seriously needed help with the publication costs, which I knew I would get because it was Bob Fox’s request that I apply. Unfortunately he either quit the council or died before I got my application in.
I could try again as a fotografer for a 5th rejection, but I won’t because in essense they’re right — I am an attacker of the system, so why should the system support me?
Their rejecting me was entirely proper and logical.