The Age of the Moon

Samuel Ace and Maureen Seaton

In general, the number zero did not have its own Roman numeral, but a primitive form (nulla) was known by medieval computists (responsible for calculating the date of Easter). They included zero (via the Latin word nulla meaning "none") as one of nineteen epacts, or the age of the moon on March 22. The first three epacts were nulla, xi, and xxii (written in minuscule or lower case). The first known computist to use zero was Dionysius Exiguus in 525. Only one instance of a Roman numeral for zero is known. About 725, Bede or one of his colleagues used the letter n, the initial of nulla, in a table of epacts, all written in Roman numerals.

—Wikipedia, "Roman Numeral"

Why should zero have a number after all it's a none and a number is something am I right? Why should absence have a crater after all it's a hollow and a crater is a bowl am I right? Why should separation have a limit after all it's a refusal and a limit is an end am I right? Why should conclusion have a climax after all it's a purpose and a climax is an extremity am I right? Why should death have a sum after all it's a fragrance and a sum is a museum am I right?

(my minuscule party found a solid piece of concrete in the crater straight up and right there in the middle of the crescent candles and sparklers and everything in wild dance more private and naked)

(my flameout found a platform where the wallpaper peeled back just out of sight beneath the curl but nevertheless loud to the naked ear)

(my rented house found a sordid letter that was more about hope than rust more about justice than barbecue more about dreams than tutu)

Thus, the moon is zoned for momentary lulls and a colorless green idea slept furiously.

(my Chomsky came alive during void moons when revelations occurred and visions smelled like myrrh)

It was you who kept the secret. (Am I right?)


A photo on a postage stamp shows four dogs that flew on three different space missions: Strelka, Chernushka, Zvezdochka, and Belka.

By order of flight, they were:

Laika (Barker in Russian)
Bars (Panther or Lynx)
Lisichka (Little Fox)
Belka (Squirrel)
Strelka (Little Arrow)
Pchelka (Little Bee)
Mushka (Little Fly)
Damka (Little Lady)
Krasavka (Beauty)
Chernushka (Blackie)
Zvezdochka (Little Star)
Verterok or Veterok (Little Wind)
Ugolyok or Ugolek (Little Piece of Coal)


Thus, the moon is ageless and zero is its age.

Think the reach into the animal (our) brain not any kind of metaphor just a towering manufacture of fear a blatant secret so visible it can't live in the air for the risk of conflagration

or the non ceiling of space

Thus, the moon loves us to random zero capability. (It entered Sagittarius at 5:46 AM.)

And that's okay, for in order for us to survive, any love will do.

Little Arrow, Little Star, Little Piece of Coal.


Note: The list of dogs sent into space was sourced from the following URL: