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Moon Creatures

Before the moon
creatures on the road
buy bread, barbeque and beer

blurred shot of a boy on the road at night
I love the night culture of the Philippines and how the twilight turns headlights into the moon. After the hot sun sinks and before the moon rises, the streets are teeming with the BBQ smoke of street vendors and their customers.

PS: “Moon Creatures‘ is the title of Chapter 9 in Poetry in the Making by Ted Hughes. The chapter is a selection (and discussion) of speculative poems about the moon. I thought it sounded edgy and surreal, so I apprehended it for my little poem here.

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Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a freelance writer, poet, and blogger — writing slick sales copy for clients from all over the world. And blogging poetry. In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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