After Years of Fidelity Escapes the Moon

You may deny all but

you cannot deny your blur

caught in my eyes like parchment

 

No plastic surgeon, no spatula

can eradicate your gravitational creep

each year you move another inch away

 

Leaving me without protection

from marauding meteorites, sudden

collapse, implosion, lunacy

 

This eroded scene of bones and memories

is all that remains to hold together

a cameo of Eden I carry in a locket

 

A young couple naked, new born

frolicking over waves, planet and moon

embracing, year in, year out

 

in gravity’s uninhibited grip of love

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© Johnmichael Simon

2011

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