Eclipse of the Sun
by Joanne Tolson

The moon crosses the path of the sun
eclipsing the sun until it is a black dot
in the afternoon sky.
the earth is enveloped in the darkness
of daylight made into night.
God’s miracle,
shaman’s magic,
sorcerer’s curse.

The eclipsed of the sun a scientific wonderment,
modern-day skywatcher’s delight and joy,
or all of the above.