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love poem no. 2013
i have always been the moon, an expert in orbiting. i never had enough of my own gravity. until you. you pulled me in, you told me we were made of the same stuff. this was not true, but i liked hearing it. and how could you know? i was full, then, but i am always changing, always circling back. i lessened and this was hard, for you. my light is what fascinated you. i became a sliver of myself and you realized i was getting further from you every day. how distant are we, now? i see you, and your bustling continents, and wonder. when i am full once more, what will you do then?
Danielle Perry is a small, fierce elf in love with the moon. She graduated with a degree in English Lit and Religious Studies from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. She now lives in Portland, OR, but will always be an East Coaster at heart. Her work has been published in The Toast, FLAPPERHOUSE, and Potluck Magazine, among others. Her chapbook Phases (2015) was published by Sad Spell Press. She spends probably too much time on Twitter (@jekyllian).