I ... entered the poem of life, whose purpose is ... simply to witness the beauties of the world, to discover the many forms that love can take. (Barabara Blackman in 'Glass After Glass')

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24 September 2011

15% of Full

My energy correspondingly wanes
and so does his. I’m down with flu,
he’s lagging just a day or two behind
with the same exhaustion that hit me
twenty-four hours ago. He has taken
to his bed with The Australian Author.

He is an Australian Author — 
but perhaps not The. I am one too,
but similarly....  Why am I sitting here
making poems, when I could be snuggling?
I guess I’ll be doing that to my dying day.
Making poems that is, not snuggling.

‘Not snuggling.’ It’s a theme.
I want to be comforted, babied,
now that I’m past the crabby phase.
(Lucky for me he’s not there yet.)
The moon and I are becoming 
littler, younger, foetally curled.

Journalling my relationship with the moon: 24

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