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How to Stop the Jelly Moon from Melting by Gary Imperial

1)  Quell all lovers longing gaze
upon it through the midnight haze.

2)  Blind and bind all children’s thoughts
of creative space and astronauts.

3)  Dry the ink of all Poet’s pens,
lest they pen a verse that may ascend.

4)  All artists hands be tethered tight,
to avoid depictions of starry nights.

5)  Pause, consider, what won’t be felt.
On second thought, just let it melt.

Gary Imperial likes to find his metaphor and meter in his mocha muse at his coffee office, otherwise known as McDonald's.