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VIII.

He built the moon.

 

Climbed up a ladder,

stuck it up there real good

called it a masterpiece

and when the glue started to crumble

he prayed we’d never find out.

 

Even though he raised us to travel to space

Urged us to explore the universe.

Wanted us

To see

It all.

 

How shocked we were to find that even something

As solid

As the man in the moon

Could be less than perfect

If you looked at it close enough.

VII.

When momma died
They all came and asked
“What are ya gonna do with them?”

And you responded
“Tie 'em in a sack and throw 'em in the river”
And the looks of horror on their faces
Sparked a Parish wide baking fest
And their husbands came laden with
Cakes and pies and apologies and
All of the other stuff that people don’t need when they’ve lost someone.

They all said it,
Men can’t raise children.