The moon turns her face

Apogee or perigee

Tides rise within us 

©Vivian Zems

Carpe Diem Haiku Kai #1316

Author’s note: Because the moon follows an elliptical path around Earth, sometimes it is closer to us — at its closest, a position called “perigee,” it is 14 percent closer to Earth than when it is at its farthest position, known as “apogee.”