–artist Greg Mort


Imagination’s always more delicious

than that sixteen-inch black-and-white

portion you watched in ’69. Here

the tall pines are yours—fresh

from the backwoods of childhood—

the pock-marked, telescoped-up-close

sky—no, more like magnificent,

pungent Swiss swelling the horizon

beneath an alien’s secret microscope—

the green/blue of moon-mold tempting

your conspiratorial mind with all things lunar/

lunatic, fingers ready to launch escape

to what has already landed inches away from

now, here before your ravenous eyes, still

conjuring one more flight of fancy.


Return to the Moon, Greg Mort (Contemporary). www.GregMort.com