#351: Earth Has Acquired a Brand New Moon That’s About the Size of a Car


Here’s some good news for a change.
I love how the earth can acquire moons
and I hope this won’t be the last.
I’d like to see a moon the size of a bus,
a really big bus, one of those accordion
busses that bends in the middle, and
I’d like to be the first man on that moon.
I would sit towards the back
so that when the bus takes a sharp
corner, I won’t be able to see the
front of the bus, so instead I’ll just
look out the window at the earth,
the big blue marble we call the earth
and I’ll be happy to be on a moon
the size of an accordion bus.
For now I’m happy with a moon
about the size of a car and I hope
when it decides to leave its orbit
that it goes fast in the other direction–
because we need a meteor about
the size of a car like we need
a hole in the head.

Published by michaeljarmer

I'm a public high school English teacher, fiction writer, poet, and musician in Portland, Oregon

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