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The Man in the Moon

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The Man in the Moon

a forest of
folded umbrellas, he buoys above 
poky trees with no branches, no
leaves. Ribboned smoke rises skyward, 
a box of Marloboros lays open; red 
embers flicker and dim. With them
my friends outline his pale face,
his squinched, full lips, his 
chin'lessness surprises me, fool
moon would make a fool of
me. The creases of his eyes form 
the feathers that I see. An algonquin, 
sioux, cherokee. In profile, cross-legged,
in front of a fire.

Prairie moon walks
through, catching
tall corn and cattails, 
moonlit tassels, and husks, 
catching firefles at dusk

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