how to eat a moon and other poems // Terry Abrahams

how to eat a moon

 

rest it in your palm

roll it

reach for a knife

wish hard to cut clean

place it on the countertop

catch it (it will want to keep rolling)

press the blade to skin

stop

slice

leak

leave it half-mooned

take spoonful of flesh

refreshed

other half left on a plate for another

***

dinner for two

 

you can arrange everything

but the light

***

recently vacated

 

butter spread thin on bread

still changes the weight

the air here is like this

heavy without knowing it

***

Terry Abrahams lives and writes quietly in Toronto. Say hello to him on Twitter at @trabrahams.

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