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People being mostly water
and not nocturnal


What I aspire to is the example of the day moon,
seeing and being seen,

emeritus, laying my moon hands,
which are as immune from prosecution

as a diplomat's hands,

on your stomach, forehead, cheek, nape,
all around both of your thighs, playing

tic-tac-toe,
or Scrabble, or cribbage,

shaking out my moon dice

on your nakedness, in game after game
with all of your tides.


Matt Mauch

Bird-Brain
Trio House Press


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