New MOON


You looked up.
The moon had become
a turquoise glow
a passage to the sky,
The sky had broken loose
and left a great goat
created by the sky,
a sheep in wool’s clothing.
Why? I asked.
You shook your head.
You shook your head twice.
‘Broken animal,
do you not know
the heir is half
in love with
easeful death.’

Why the air? Why indeed.

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

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