(photo – courtesy of the web)


Earth asked Moon, “Have you heard the word nostrum?” Moon hid his contemplation behind a few scattering clouds. “No” beamed moon.

Earth felt suddenly exposed. “Nothing, I mean..” sighed Earth deeply through evergreen lips. “Am I dying?”

Moon looked at the sun and then gazed back at Earth. “So much more inhabits you Earth, than it does me.”

Are you sad about that Moon or relieved?” Earth gently inquired. Moon listened to a soundless space without absence. “I just never heard that word before,” Moon said. 


© Tammy Mezera 2015