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Issue # 2 September 2010
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

John Smith

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What are the odds of moonlight?

Some people believe the moon is the sun's sister
or another eye or a mirror in which to see
ourselves wax and wane.

For all I know its ivory lips
whistle a tune composed of light.

How the moon lifts and lets fall oceans
or winks in slow motion are fields
of study for someone other than me.

That it paves a white road across dark water
is the talk of poets.

What I love most is the way moonlight
pools in the small of Catherine's back
as she crouches on the dock
and leans over the lake
to unfasten the rowboat.