I must ask, if there were a garden of Eden
is this the moon that shone light on
Eve and Adam’s shame?
The moon Galileo made telescopes
for, for wealthy princes to use to
beguil their ladies?
The moon that shone on the eyes
in upturned faces of soldiers at
Gettysberg, Dunkirk, Omaha Beach
the moon, oh, the moon, we see —
(to be continued)