Perigee

the biggest moon in three score years and ten
rose out of the sea balanced on the nose of a dolphin
her sister the sun escaped to the west
a burning pyre with two winged horses
dragging a blanket of night across the sky
listen to the sweet sound of pan pipes
as a sea as calm as glass tempts madness to walk upon it
to breathe water, and air
a dolphin rose up with a perigee
a flick, and a whistle, and the celestial ball spun
landing on the spout of a passing whale
which carried it far out to sea
where the ocean and the sky become one
a shudder of the earth, an outpouring of breathe
and the orb of the night was restored to orbit
suspended above the horizon
back to her one true love, the earth

Image: Byron Bay

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