First Night in The New House, with Full Moon (#fullmoonsocial2015)


First Night in The New House, with Full Moon

The rising full moon fills in
a small cratered crack in the old window

where a stone or BB years ago must
have dug in before reflecting off its loss

As I sit with my son waiting for his breathing
to level into what I know will be dreams

of the many things he will make and be
the moon continues across the sky

and out of the window’s framing (though the moon
in the window cratered out bright and tiny

remains where it is
how like the past sometimes refuses to move)

10 thoughts on “First Night in The New House, with Full Moon (#fullmoonsocial2015)

    1. Jeff Schwaner Post author

      Thank you, sir. Just catching up on your work, and really enjoyed the one about the mountain and the names of flowers. (Yeah, I know, it sounds like I’m about to start a bad joke — “So a mountain walks into a bar…” but I’m not. I didn’t. Did I?

  1. Sunshine Jansen

    A moving (truly; please ignore the pun) commemoration…
    Sorry I missed the social! Especially since I was gawking at that moon as awestruck as anyone (it was quite dramatically red over here). Oh well, I was there in spirit… 🙂


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