Saturday
Jul052014

Mooon

Landon Godfrey


 

Climb up on the Moon? Of course we did. All you had to do was row out to it in a boat and, when you were underneath it, prop a ladder against her and scramble up.
                                      
                            The Distance of the Moon—Italo Calvino

 

Sometimes it’s the best midnight
picnic of your childhood

sitting on the moon’s fur
surface. In the constant

cloudlessness all the stars
sing camp fires

right into your eyes.
Sometimes I do wish

for brilliance
blindness, that I wouldn’t see

whiteness in bathroom door silhouettes
anymore, so I’d exist perfect-

er back on Earth. Even feeling
special far

from your mundane life,
night can overtake

the delight of melting
marshmallows.

But cheer up! If you’re not sobbing,
it’s quiet enough on the moon

to hear nothingness
while you’re still alive.