We spend our lives
unhooking the moon,
trying to release
all the light we cannot see.
We look for knives
and find only silver spoons
to carve the cheese
from her lunar seas.
In the end we are bereft
and we are left
with the particular sadness
of lemon cake, too sour
upon our moon-kissed
lips, too sweet to be missed.
Kim M. Russell, 13th April 2019
My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Poems in April Day 13 Weekend Mini-Challenge: 1 Poem, 3 Titles, also linked to Poets United Poetry Pantry
Magaly is our host today and, for the 13th day of Poems in April, she invites us to write new poems that include 3 book titles (each title must contain at least 3 words, and we must not rearrange or delete any of the words). We can choose titles from our favourite books or follow a link to Goodreads. We should list our chosen titles.
I used the following titles to create an almost-sonnet:
Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender