If I were the moon, I would be cruel
And flatten men with my milky fist
Until they can come to concede
The reason I exist.
I would breathe to fill cradles of beauty
That imbue our days with meaning.
I would live to summon daily redemptions
With a mammoth hand of dreaming.
If I knew the moon, I would linger
Over limpid lips that persist
In spurning my every advance
And spoiling every kiss.