fly

fly
me to
the moon
you know the one—
the one
that hangs
like a boulder in the sky
and yet glows
milky soft
as though you could
rub it
with your thumb and powder
would come off

fly me
there—fly; I feel
you pressed against
me like a stylus writing
on my bones. I wish
there were words
now to conjure
your thighs
and their light and how
you look when
you’re driving and don’t know
how fondly
I gaze
from the passenger side.

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About nosuchthingasastraightline

I grew up in tiny Lyme, New Hampshire, where I drew, roamed the surrounding woods, and first entertained the idea of God while listening to my mom's Beatles records. I studied biology at Harvard University where I wrote for The Harvard Lampoon and also began writing poetry. I have since made a living variously as a comedy screenwriter, teacher, and private tutor in math, science and writing. I’ve released three CDs of original music as the singer-songwriter and guitar player for Crooked Roads (listen to latest tracks here: https://soundcloud.com/crooked-roads). My poetry writing has been inspired by Rumi, Billy Collins, William Carlos Williams, e.e. cummings, Antonio Machado, Federico Garcia Lorca, and others. My two books of poetry, "The Morning I Married the Sky," and “Free this Morning” are both available on Amazon.
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