Chewing on the grey moon

This is a dark street, very big.
It has many cellars;
I stand in a quiet corner under a doorstep,
I must make more children.

A policeman stands in his shell
Bent under a bundle of crime,
His teeth are chattering like a poor leper’s.
He also is in the moon’s ball.

I am aware of an absence, presently,
Growing inside me, chalked-handed,
My belly does not move;
I eat my way to a fat sort,
Food smells in a potted chamber.

Here is a cuddly mother.
Little humble love though;
It is warm and tolerable
In the bowel of birth;
A stony hole. He is to blame.

I find no face but my own,
It is good for me,
For thirty years, poor and white.
I tried praying for forgiveness,
But God chuffed me off like a non-believer.

The child in the white crib revolves and cries,
His little face is carved in pain
Hungry for my breast.
We touch like cripples.

I am nun-hearted and blind to the world,
It does not injure my attention;
Is this love then?
O heart, exit like kisses.

chewing on the grey moon

53 comments on “Chewing on the grey moon

  1. It felt lonely.

    Very nicely conveyed.

  2. beatrice841129783 says:

    Bonsoir un bel écrit criant l’espoir sur son chemin de douleur une belle chute ô cœur, sortie comme des baisers oui est-ce donc l’amour ?

  3. ssfrerking says:

    Such longing, darkened and cold.

  4. librepaley says:

    This is very powerful. I see a post-apocalyptic landscape, barren and crying from our neglect.

  5. crazywitch25 says:

    Very deep. You captured another world almost, perhaps another dimension.

  6. As usual, I loved this reading, Lance!! 🙂

  7. Mystic Dee says:

    My, my. I don’t know what to say, Lance.

  8. Words of wisdom! Thanks for sharing…

  9. Just amazing. That’s the main reason for supporting you my dear friend. I hope you will also like my latest update about Indian Snack Papdi Chaat. Recipe is here

  10. lampmagician says:

    You are highly recommended and welcome dear Friend 🙂🙏

  11. Lona Gynt says:

    … We touch like cripples. Strong and painful, covered by habits, but still some hope proffered perhaps for that knew life teething on that orb.

  12. Eloquent, compelling art in words!

  13. efge63 says:

    Really great Post!!!

  14. francisashis says:

    It’s great to find a really great poet replying to everyone’s comment. So much to learn from people like you,especially simplicity and humility.I really feel honoured to receive emails of your publications. Thank you so much Sir.

  15. francisashis says:

    It’s easy to read your poems, but it’s not at all easy to digest.I mean to understand it’s inner meaning.

  16. Nice but tad mysterious to follow for me. A couple of rereads though may give a different hue each time. Hoped to get paraphrase in comment section like on an earlier work but not lucky.

  17. Deb Farris says:

    I read this like a hungry lonely child for the first four stanzas. Perhaps because I had seen the photo, or because of the music playing in the background as I sat at my desk and read the words aloud. It brought tears. But then it took a turn. And I was a woman looking back, or down on life from my seat on the moon.

  18. Deb Farris says:

    Thank you, Lance. I am humbled.

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