If The Moon Wrote An Ode To


it would not be mischievous. mysterious.
or stormy.
it would not be obtrusive. indecent.

it would take great pains
to be couth and
upstanding. true to the letter
of law (and what have you)

it would not dismantle
any manner of manners. or meet
in dark alleys.
or break bread with scammers.

it would never cross lines,
however beguiling.

rather, make its acquaintance
in plaid.



(Jane says that’s too long for an acronym)

(he’s a dog)
(it won’t bother him)

(Jim‘s swimming)


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