Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Robert Verdon, #333, huge moon

huge moon resting on
the sill of the world
lighting up the apple pie
grandma left to cool
in this cartoon
huge moon
peeping suddenly over the hill as I drive
an eye neither God’s nor the NSA’s
the car is my sanctuary
my life, so many memories are in it
it is familiar as Elmer Fudd
and gas at $2
(now we can’t see the difference
between inflation and higher prices)
huge moon
all sclera
apple pie in the sky
in this outlier of the Empire
defended, extended by valiant legions
buried by barbarians
its rocks sent back to the moon
huge moon in the corner of
my big Japanese car
greeted with Russian endurance
in hock to China
we will go far


  1. I like the sanctuary car, Robert

  2. The idea of the moon in a carton is quite amazing. Lovely poem!

    1. actually, that wasn't what I meant — I've said 'cartoon', thinking of the old Warner Bros cartoon device of grandma leaving a pie on the windowsill to cool and having it stolen by some errant child; but I can work 'carton' into too! yet maybe that's your image and not mine!


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