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The Moon, Who Would Sing a Sad Song
by ChloŽ Yates

The Moon would sing a sad sad song
If she had a mouth – 
But clad with anorthorsite and crater pocks,
She’ll be mute for evermore.

The Moon would sing a sad sad song
If she had emotion –
But her rigid lithospheric mantle
Keeps her cool and distant.

The Moon would sing a sad sad song
If she had a soul –
But she’s a dry and dusty rocky crust
Without atmosphere or air.

The Moon would sing a sad sad song
If she had a heart –
But her core’s an iron-rich non-magnetic ball
And she’s really just a moon.