Tonight I can finally see the moon is a yellow boat
capsizing in deep blue
fear is worse when you do not see
the face of those you fear
What is the worst thing?
What is beyond the worst thing?
Yesterday my country bombed Syria.
Let the sky turn orange
the air tastes of metal
and this is how we live now?
apart from each other
separated by a few feet or a hemisphere
or the wrong name of God.
I would like to say to someone
this should not happen. I would like to hold
anyone in my arms right now.
I would like to knock on my neighbor’s door
ask her to come outside with me
I can’t bear it by myself
watching the moon
with all of its passengers
-Arlitia Jones 9/25