When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie by Jaclyn Weber


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When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie

There is nothing amore about the moon,
a piece of rock,
an impactful break up
between two star-crossed lovers.

Earth, the better looking
of the couple and the moon
is going through these phases:
In and out of love.

But, still the moon pulls the oceans,
luminously full of love.
Still takes on the biggest asteroids,
cratered faced impacts.

Planet earth spins on its axis,
focused more on the sun
a brighter flame.

The moon’s darker side
sneaking peeks in-between
lunar eclipses.

There is nothing romantic
about lovers
kissing in moonlight
connected to each others’
crusted mouths:

Soil to roots,
rocks to the Earth-
shattering reminder,

the first break up
between two solid masses
unsure who revolves
around who.




Jaclyn Weber

Jaclyn Weber graduated from Bradley University with a B.S. in English, Creative Writing, and is head speech and debate coach at Troy high school in Southern California. She has been published in Bird’s Thumb, Bluestockings magazine, The Feminist Wire and Write Bloody Publishing. She’s been nominated for both, 2015 The Best of the Net and the 2015 Pushcart Prize and won the 2013 and 2014 Academy Of American Poets Prize and the 2013 Civil Rights Poetry Competition at Bradley University.