Losing weight, you
lose your tether to the ground.
The moon awaits, a plate of bone
atop an empty table.
You pass it on its trailing edge
and rise to join the stars.
Tim says: “Losing Weight” was first published in Astropoetica (Summer 2009). Astropoetica is an excellent online journal which I recommend to anyone interested in the stars and poetry.
Continuing that theme a little, “Losing Weight” has been selected for inclusion in Dwarf Stars 2010. Dwarf Stars is an annual anthology of poems 10 lines or under published by the Science Fiction Poetry Association.
Check out all this week’s Tuesday Poems.