Sunday, November 13, 2016

supermoon



tonight is the night
of the perigee syzygy
a pair of connected things
in opposition to each other
like the sun and the moon
or the moon and the tide
and the perigee syzygy itself
syzygies itself if i may say so
with the apogee syzygy
which is if i may say so
that same pair still connected
in opposition to each other
syzygied if I may say so
but less threatening to each other
if i may say so because
they are further from each other
but what i know of the perigee syzygy
is that we notice it more than the apogee syzygy
because the perigee syzygy is when the moon is biggest
and the tides turn more strongly
and if a theologian may say so
ships run aground and the earth quakes
but we don’t worry so much about it
because the light is also brighter
on the night of the perigee syzygy
because God syzygies himself
and herself so close to our hearts
and when God syzygies himself
and herself so close like that
it feels like a disaster
and a wonder all at once
and the tides pull stronger
and we feel further away
from each other
but really we feel that way
because we are closer to each other
than ever before and it makes us all uncomfortable
because who wants the moon in your face
when you think you’re the sun

this is is this a question or a statement

on the night of the perigee syzygy
maybe it is both





supermoon
by troy cady  









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