Drown me to the moon.
Flood the earth
to get me there.

Make it so I
can see everything
over my despair.

And let
me see
you too.

On the moon,
with no shoes
swimming with stars,

out fires
in the night,

your constellations
Feel oh so bright.

please be true.
Remember I love you.

Remember me
where I was
an hour ago.

I had
so much more
than I ever did before.

But baby,
let’s be true,
I really never loved you.

let me
fly away

like a bee
in a net.

Let me
have those

like a netted vet
and maybe
you will know me.

After I am free,
Sing me
a song

and let me
hear it
in your ears.

I’ll let you know
that there’s nothing
for you to fear.

When I am
on the moon,
away from you,

I will still be
every sound
and every scare.

I will be
a rock
in a pond.

Thrown from
Daddy Don.
I will be there.

A remnant of gravity,
a song
out of tune


Jason Wright is the editor and founder of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly. His third book, Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is available now at the Oddball Book Store.