from Letters to the Moon
Dear moon I do exist even though it's
we see now selfishly, as through a mirror of water vapor,
in there, I will write you another letter.
Dear moon but first I'd like to hear more about
Do fat lips
and whirling cafeterias
remind you of my childhood?
Do you fear
of an extroverted, brighter moon?
you aren't afraid of anything, except—
Dear moon do you remember how I told
you one time I would never worship you
on an airplane? Well lately I find myself
finished with the bulk of my paperwork.
When these bilingual flight attendants
cease their snoring, do you wait for me?
Dear moon you're blushing. Plump
white beach bums?
All the pornos and light pollution?
outsmart that stuff with truth! for
it is nearly
(Will you not help us construct it?
Dear moon not on a ship either because
will keep me busy, all the new ships
neither on a getaway blimp
the many sights to see down below.
Dear moon what I always dreamed
did. When it was over, I went home.
had fried me a big chicken dinner
which was cold now.
I picked at it to be nice and watched
on TV. I resented the warm sunlight
that greeted me
on the floor the next morning. My throat
And then the children's voices inside my spine.