Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Armstrong's Lost Letter
















Armstrong's lost letter

Walking  on  the  Moon is  similar  to
swimming offshore,  the  blue Earth
like the distant coastline.  You  can
hear the shouting, happy children
running on sand. Fathers rowing
dinghies fifty yards out, weird
inflatable  satellites, their
daughters  shouting
messages back
to  Mom







                                                        if you
                                                  listen hard
                                          you might also hear
                                    lovers kissing in the dunes.
                                 The ocean is so deep out here,
                                    cold too. And me? I'm just
                                      treading water. Leaving
                                             prints upon the
                                                      moon.






First published at Ink, Sweat & Tears April 2016

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