It’s never secondary, moonlighting,
Never a sideline,
Nor obiter a satellite confined to
Orbiting subordinated in mind to
Planet rule: Un-overthrown is Titan.
Our Titaness works in tides’ full-time regalia;
Pale has forces as in palings —
Not just withstanding,
But ferreting out as huntress of a salience
Waxing and demanding.
The Moon’s cool heat is fuel
Absolute, and never mind the Sun
Flaming in his car, distracted fool;
Her crescent lit, the siphoning-off’s begun.
NOTES for Students of English
Moonlighting – A play on two meanings: the light of the Moon, and working a spare-time job, often at night, in addition to a regular one.
Obiter – (Pronounced Ō-bit-er) Incidentally, in passing; from Latin “on the way.”
Titan – The largest moon of the planet Saturn; in mythology, Saturn was the head of the Elder Gods, the Titans, and was dethroned by his son Jupiter.