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And The Moon Says No

An Ode To the Moon’s Refusal to be Captured in Photographs

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A boy tries to take

A photo

A kiss

A piece

Immortality

from the moon.

And she says

No.

And the moon

Knows too well of

Mans’ desire 

To capture 

And simplify beauty,

That was not made

To fit

In the palm of a hand

Or

Under a pane of glass

Laid too close to skin;

Suffocating.

Left

To collect dust on the wall.

Just another galaxy of impossibility,

Tamed and

Framed.

And so

She is content to rest in poems

And in the gleam in lovers’ eyes

And in the path of midnight travellers.

At peace in the ocean of the night sky.

Free to slip back into the waves

At her leisure.

Dripping in wishes

Tossed into the well of the darkness.

Drowning in ethereal promises

Owed to

No one.

And in photographs she yields nothing,

Knowing all her magnificence

Will not be reduced to a pocket sized

Rendering of her infinity.

As though to say,

You cannot

Have me.

You cannot

Keep me.

You cannot

Recreate

My

Luminescence,

By trying

To

Take it.

Did you think

I would make my

Cosmic unfathomability

Fit

Within 4 lines

For you?

Did you think

You could just

Take me home

With you?

Without

Asking?

As though to say,

Nice

Try,

Love.

As though to say,

In

Your

Dreams.

As though to say,

You

will

Never

Be worthy

Of me

Or

I will belong unto  myself 

Until the stars fall from the sky 

And the galaxy comes undone 

At its seams. 

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