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Love Lessons from the Moon

July 18, 2015
By ClaireM. ELITE, Albany, New York
ClaireM. ELITE, Albany, New York
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is the feeling
streaming inside you:
a rose rolled up
in a bloated tidal wave
amniotic, aglow

it tastes like gold and fury
like the atomic composition
of a dying star

there is dedication there
an extraterrestrial fervor of love
which persists as tirelessly
as our dear moon circles this planet
even though it has been
pocked so many times by
unidentifiable things hurled
from the root of deep deep space,
even though it is marked
so physically and permanently
by the gravity
of its worship

you are full with it,
the rain-slicked gravel
the buds unclenched
the sonorous maskless
moment when you reached
for her
and she did not let
you go empty

your belly is aquiver
and your chest is unlatched
and god
billions of prisms could never catch
all this light

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