Ode to the Woman in the Moon

(Juno who you are)

I saw the moon again tonight

folded gently

	under the wing of

		the Earth's shadow

She looked sultry,
	   peaceful,
	   happy to be out of the spotlight

I imagined I was looking at you

	though we both know that

nothing will ever eclipse you or I

	as long as we keep on

spinning our wheels; racing toward the light

I watched as it slowly peeked

	around the corner of the Earth

			shyly

		like a young boy asking a girl to dance

	but these were no coy children

and the Earth asked

	" Would you care to dance another ? "

and the moon responded    " Why not "

and Earth and moon came out of this dip

	and danced around again

		and again

And the Sun and the Earth danced around

	once more

		and once more

			evermore

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