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  • Gary Hunter

Funny Moon - Jan. 18, 2023

I thought it was the

morning sun knifing golden

through some drowsy trees


nice try I thought

cold and still quite dark

a new moon had cleared

the eastern horizon


so it had some fun

why not it should

they all should


each one is an orbiting slave

to a bossy planet

chained to its gravity

swung around in an

endless boring loop

with no chance for freedom


so I say if one borrows

a little extra sunshine

one night as it rises


catches you off guard

and a bit confused

until you get the joke


show some appreciation

for the sense of humor

of a lonely old moon


sayYou got me!

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