My favorite animal is the moon

My favorite animal is the moon


It's fast and humble

It eats light and nightmares

So loyal it doesn't grieve


You can throw almost anything and a moon will retrieve it

Insults and mistakes and memories


It can find a kiss by scent

It can detect doubt by sound


I heard about a moon who jumped off the boat to save its drowning lover

Or another, who rescued two children from a burning building


Did you know

that a moon can hold its breath for three generations?


Sometimes that's how long it takes

for a grandfather, a father, and a son

to find the other side of each other


#nationalpoetrymonth, day 6