the moon’s power.
The tide comes in and goes out.
As earth spins on her axis.
Don’t try to say it…
Just look at
Those are gallons
magnetically pulled by the moon
Who knows what else that thing can do?
“They” say there is no good research to support
deaths in nursing homes
the wiggity-wackness of schoolchildren
“Lunatic” don’t come from nowhere – ya know?
of mental health professionals believe
the full moon can make people ill.
81% – yet almost NO science supports it.
There ARE studies that show moon cycles
may trigger mania
in some people with bipolar disorder.
I did say “almost” no science.
There are always exceptions.
I must wait until April 26
to begin my howling.
And now, our (optional) prompt. I’ve seen some fairly funny twitter conversations lately among poets who are coming to terms with the fact that they keep writing poems about the moon. For better or worse, the moon seems to exert a powerful hold on poets, as this large collection of moon-themed poems suggests. Today, I’d like to challenge you to stop fighting the moon. Lean in. Accept the moon. The moon just wants what’s best for you and your poems. So yes – write a poem that is about, or that involves, the moon.