Moon moon

 

photograph by Cheryl Merrill

photograph by Cheryl Merrill

 

Day moon, night moon, moon moon. Day moon a pale button; night moon a lantern; moon moon a nursery rhyme, a fat, simple face in a blue, blue sky.

Moon so bright not even clouds can hide its face. Veiled, unveiled, moon climbing rungs on a ladder of clouds.

A punctuation point in an immense sky behind a flowing river of clouds.

An opalescent moon, rich with the memory of hot gases, bone-crushing weights, and stories of when the universe was new.

Moon stares through rippling clouds, stares with careful attention upon the earth.

2 responses

  1. Beautiful. I love “Day moon a pale button; night moon a lantern; moon moon a nursery rhyme, a fat, simple face in a blue, blue sky.”

    1. Thanks, Anna. I wish I could have attended the Patron of the Arts awards, but I was volunteering at Children’s until 5:30 and wouldn’t have made it until 6. You deserve even more accolades for all the wonderful support you give to writers.

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