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John C. Mannone | The moon was fazed

I used to pray to the dark And empty space until I saw A sliver of hope among the stars I’d call out to the man in the moon, Where has my lady gone? But he just Winked at me with his banana-wide smile Every night I asked him again, but His smile grew into fat glares, surely He tired of my incessant question After two weeks, he was full […]

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Michael Lee Johnson | MOON poems

Children in the Sky (V2) There is a full moon, distant in this sky tonight, Gray planets planted on an aging, white face. Children, living and dead, love the moon with small hearts. Those in heaven already take gold thread, drop the moon down for us all to see. Those alive with us, look out their bedroom windows tonight, we smile, then prayers, then sleep. *** Moon Sleep (V4) I […]

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Madeline McEwen | Jealous of daylight

“Insecure people only eclipse your sun because they’re jealous of your daylight and tired of their dark, starless nights.”                                                 — Shannon L. Alder On a sunny Saturday in August, Babs McVitie, aged seventeen and of no fixed abode, shutdown her laptop in the air-conditioned library. Within […]

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Anthony Aveni | Afterword–A confession

“I waited two or three moments: then looked up; he was standing there petrified. With a common impulse the multitude rose slowly up and stared into the sky. I followed their eyes; as sure as guns, there was my eclipse beginning! The life went boiling through my veins; I was a new man! The rim of black spread slowly into the sun’s disk, my heart beat higher and higher, and […]

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