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Poems for the Moon & the Sun

Poems for the Moon & the Sun


Part 1:
Nighttime Stage Left
Born Stubborn Me
The Swan

Part 2:
Half-Moon Bay
Bora Bora Bay
Prudhoe Bay

Part 3:
Swell
Natural Observation
The Perennial Us

Part 4:
Wedding Day
England / Moving Day
Daytime Stage Right

The Moon
1
2
3

Three Bays
4
5
6

Three Hours
7
8
9

The Sun
10
11
12

Part 1
The Moon

Nighttime Stage Right


Night, come covered in something nice
An orange moon peaking in and out
Bonfires bold and bright
Starry scarf pulled tight,
Come, come, my long awaited Night
Crumble on top of my rooftop
Or awkwardly land on the lens
Of my Canon Camera, I invite
The Cosmos over for mid-dark
Drinks
This bar will never ever close
Your tight belt keeps in the gravity
But if you eat another dying sun
The buttons on your pitch-black slacks
Will pop an expanding waistline, blubber
Well over the Earth
But there is something else I must assert
If you ever become drunk
And need a place to sleep
Feel free to crash in my
Backyard, I will warm your
Milk, I will keep the Daytime
Away, that bastard if I ever
Hear you scream, awake or
Asleep, Ill come running,
Batting away intruders, or
Easing away night-terrors,
The awful things you must
Dream about


Born Stubborn Me
We live in an overpopulated acreage
A suffocating plane jammed between
Two spheres
The SUN
& The MOON
They ramble on and on and on and on and on and on
They shoot the tides at each other. Bonfires and beach days hurdled towards the wall
SMASH
Cracking them into a billion,
Billion pieces, events and present
Tense now dust twinkling without
Conversation:
The STARS
Sunlight, moonlight, florescent light all are forms of light,
Only the diminishment of darkness allows us to categorize
And classify
Spatial summation, all of this coming together for us
To love, to propose, to marry the different backdrops
Rolling carts and thousands of forces pushing and pulling
Pushing and pulling and pushing and pulling
A pulley system hinged on the back of the cosmos
Raising and lowering
Raising and lowering and raising and lowering
A papier-mch set of spheres:
The Moon, the Sun
Prickly abnormality: the Stars
All competing with each other, each filling the cavity left by the other, everything and
anything, all together

The Swan
Her swan face, a grinning coax
The feathers all glued on and
Staying
Her wings are made of mangled
Coat hangers and pages of
Old textbooks, the ones she
Must have had for her classes
Last semester
A living sketch of awkwardness
Her distinctive facial features
Make her weird and new to all
Eyes, I see her always feet
Sprung up on lecture hall chairs
Sometimes we would shoot at
Each other with a half-scared
Stare
I can feel the unknown texture of her hands
Groping the unknown texture of my heart
I imagine if she had been a texture herself
It would be similar to an empty oil drum
No
She sees me
Writing
The rounded corners of her eye start to
Shape into something sharp, they turn red,
A red hexagon
I spit up
A slight cough covered by my hand
She looks back with a completed look
Wings outstretched and fluttering manically


Part 2
Three Bays



























Half-Moon Bay
Perched upon costal bedrock
I lapse into the submergence
Of ocean-voice
Jubilation coexists with the waves

Bliss had approached
Far left, up along the sand hills
And beneath the darkening clouds

For an instance I heard its cry
Echoed form shore to
Shore




























Bora Bora Bay


Spider web strung out on exotic plants
Draping over their oversized petals, canopying the moonlight
The spiders are far off, burrowing inside of natures womb
Crawling all over its walls and hatching their babies on distant planets
With our hands cupped we can see through the cracks in these leaves
The little tiny holes eaten by caterpillars and other unbelievable things
A fleshed-meshed telescope, how it allows us to see the Moon, the Sun
And a few meteorites
Objects in space an unending tumble
Our hands, still cupped, can see right to the
End of infinity, the rounding edges
All of this is available to us from our hammock
Underneath the spider web, our revolving window
























Prudhoe Bay
Night sky exterminated by candle, you leave this room
Returning to the hoots of Owls, escape out of the chimney
Leave nothing but soot
Beyond midnight, darkness maimed
I cannot imagine anything darker than
Prudhoe Bay
The expanse of stars, the receding hairline
Of the universes true mane
I do not wait for Day
Its troubling to me, Night Sky
I worry about it right before bedtime
Your inevitable death for in three hours
The blossom of sunshine


Part 3:
Three Hours




























Swell
A jumbled attempt at words
Pours out of a reamed mouth
A vast swell
LIMITLESS the line of
Sprawled wings, a murder of
Crows zipping through
Power lines
My bedroom window
One crow breaks off
His eyes and mind set
On a rodent splattered
On the side of the road
Porcelain beaks,
Whistling
An oncoming clamor for stinking flesh
The fevered frenzy of feeding time

Natural Observation
OBSERVE
The poet and a pallet of pointless
Observations, slight plays performed
Instead of conversation
Soft sweet talk to swoon the Universe
He steps up to the mic
A single string of Christmas lights
Strung up along The Ships stage
To differentiae his black clothes from
The black backdrop
Observe
The poet in his queen, a single body
Sloppily spiraled, bored and bare,
Enjoying the cold air
From his ceiling fan

The Perennial Us
The perennial us,
High substance and
Supporters of blissful
Order
Finite are most
But our longevity is unrivaled
Even by the soul of our creator
Perennial God, turn the roses pedals into plates
Feeding the hungry and less fortunate with stories
Of us
All are lost in the chaotic shuffling of futures
This flesh full of body and her flesh full of
Beauty flash from a dark, stupid cave
The perennial rose, the distance it has unfurled
Strife savvy stem strayed on an abrupt wind
Earth
Bounded by
The silence of
Everything outside
Of its borders, what
Could even be out there?
Besides dark? Besides absence?
Six month of Night follow six months
Of light, travelling round and round and
Round and round and round and round again
Crystalloid treadmill, sideways and circular keeping
Everything in blissful order were okay, Ill tie you up
Bound your legs
Perianal rose, all I want is something to love, to hold
If a rose is a rose is a rose, then what is the truth in all I have been told?


Part 4:
The Sun



























Wedding Day
Were performing at the theatre
Swinging on piano chords
Swimming in fishbowls
All along they said sentences should be songs
Acting like were acting that we dont want to act
No more
Two bodies meshed together by puppeteers
Chewing gum in bed, cutting the cake in equal
Shares
Skipping down, hand in hand
Working on proper stance
Choreographing the dance
Tomorrow is opening night
The big show
Our friends are all coming out to see us go
Jammed packed in taxicabs
Be mindful of the overflow
Its getting closer and closer
Its getting closer and closer

England / Moving Day


The miles are increasing
Second by second, youre
No longer all that close to
Me
The Clock must have ADHD or something
It cant fucking sit still, its silly, its hands
Are hyperactive and spinning
If it had a smile it would smile at
Each loss of year and at each new mile
DUMB
A sad face drawn on a birthday party balloon
Its another addition to the frowning balloons
That have come before, lost now, given to the
Universe, its fetish for birthday party memorabilia
Is important to consider
October is getting nearer
And you are getting farther
Or is it that youre getting closer
Who knows?
Not me!
Oceans are packed into cardboard boxes
And a dusty, orangey sky acts as foam so
The FedEx men cant crush it Im shipping
Off, emotionally, physically

Daytime, Stage Right


Clay nectar caked with yellow acrylic two-seated cycle, picnic basket on the front
Foolish butterfly, flutter flutter flutter on, you can eat it all once its dry
Hello beautiful girl, what does your subconscious spring towards?
Do you have the urge to bounce on trampolines?
Touching the clouds and pulling down the October sky wallpaper
Just to see whats behind. Will it be God sitting on his magic carpet?
Dreams ooze over into anatomy
My countless titles for poetry
Be my thick red blood
Be my pizzazz

Poems for the Moon & the Sun

Poems for the Moon & the Sun


Was written in the fall of 2011
The Perennial Us originally titled Perennial Rose
The Swan originally titled Swan Suit

Adjectives lunar selenic


Orbital
characteristics
Perigee
362600
km
(356400370400
km)
Apogee
405400
km
(404000406700
km)
Semi-major axis 384399
km
(0.00257
AU)[1]
Eccentricity 0.0549 [1]
Orbital period 27.321582 d
(27 d 7 h 43.1 min[1])
Synodic period 29.530589 d
(29 d 12 h 44 min 2.9 s)
Average orbital speed
1.022 km/s Inclination
5.145 to the ecliptic[2][a]
Longitude of ascending
node regressing by one
revolution in 18.6 years
Argument of perigee
progressing
by
one
revolution in 8.85 years
Satellite of Earth Physical
characteristics
Mean
radius 1737.10 km (0.273
Earths)[1][3][4]
Equatorial radius 1738.14
km (0.273 Earths)[3] Polar
radius 1735.97 km (0.273
Earths)[3]
Flattening
0.00125
Circumference
10921 km (equatorial)
Surface area 3.793107
km2
(0.074
Earths)
Volume 2.19581010 km3
(0.020
Earths)
Mass
7.34771022 kg (0.012300
Earths[1]) Mean density
3.3464 g/cm3[1] 0.606
Earth Surface gravity
1.622 m/s2 (0.1654 g)
Moment of inertia factor
0.39290.0009[5] Escape
velocity 2.38 km/s Sidereal
rotation period 27.321582
d
(synchronous)
Equatorial
rotation
velocity 4.627 m/s Axial

tilt 1.5424 to ecliptic


6.687 to orbit plane[2]
Albedo 0.136[6] Surface
temp. min mean max
Equator 100 K 220 K 390
K 85N [7] 70 K 130 K 230
K Apparent magnitude
2.5 to 12.9[b] 12.74
(mean
full
moon)[3]
Angular diameter 29.3 to
34.1
arcminutes[3][c]
Mean distance from Earth
1.496108 km 8 min 19 s at
light
speed
Visual
brightness (V) 26.74[1]
Absolute
magnitude
4.83[1]
Spectral
classification
G2V
Metallicity Z = 0.0122[2]
Angular size 31.632.7[3]
Adjectives Solar Orbital
characteristics
Mean
distance from Milky Way
core 2.71017 km 27200
light-years
Galactic
period (2.252.50)108 a
Velocity 220 km/s (orbit
around the center of the
Milky Way) 20 km/s
(relative
to
average
velocity of other stars in
stellar neighborhood)
370 km/s[4] (relative to
the cosmic microwave
background)
Physical
characteristics Equatorial
radius 69634265 km[5]
109 Earth[6] Equatorial
circumference 4.379106
km[6] 109 Earth[6]
Flattening 9106 Surface
area 6.091012 km2[6]
12000 Earth[6] Volume
1.411018 km3[6] 1300000

Earth
Mass
(1.988550.00025)1030
kg[1] 333000 Earth[1]
Average density 1.408
g/cm3[1][6][7] 0.255
Earth[1][6]
Center

density (modeled) 162.2


g/cm3[1] 12.4 Earth
Equatorial surface gravity
274.0 m/s2[1] 27.94 g
27542.29 cgs 28 Earth[6]
Escape velocity (from the
surface) 617.7 km/s[6] 55
Earth[6]
Temperature
Center
(modeled):
1.57107
K[1]
Photosphere (effective):
5778 K[1] Corona: 5106
K Luminosity (Lsol)
3.8461026
W[1]

3.751028 lm 98 lm/W
efficacy Mean radiance
(Isol)
2.009107
Wm2sr1 Age 4.6
billion years[8][9]
The end, the end