Harvest Moon

ravaged ladder
house of straw
fine hair on the face of a fetus
the thumbprint of God

breakdowns are part of the act
this time of year
the rock concert’s fake fog
taken straight from a Song Dynasty landscape

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captive cormorants in choke collars
unable to swallow even
the ghost of a fish

nobody waxes poetic
under spotlights as bright as these
nobody lies down
under tombstones as white as these

you have to drive an hour to find
a dark enough night for dissolution
poor moon
poor harvest

Dave Bonta (bio) crowd-sources his problems by following his gut, which he shares with 100 trillion of his closest microbial friends — a close-knit, symbiotic community comprising several thousand species of bacteria, fungi, and protozoa. In a similarly collaborative fashion, all of Dave’s writing is available for reuse and creative remix under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License. For attribution in printed material, his name (Dave Bonta) will suffice, but for web use, please link back to the original. Contact him for permission to waive the “share alike” provision (e.g. for use in a conventionally copyrighted work).

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