Moon Bathing

I wanted it to eat me-
swallow me whole
and lose me
in its illumination
of the night sky,

but I couldn’t look-
afraid of tripping
on a rock only
to plummet into
a dark crater

and no real man
living on the moon
to catch  my
inevitable descent
back to Earth,

so I’ll lie still
on the ground,
eyes shuttered,
to absorb the orbs’
rejuvenating light

made of sun
and star
and crescent.

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