I read that in January of 1912, “the moon came closer to
the Earth than at any time in the previous 1,400 years.”
High tides make the sea extra iceberg-y; ergo, the moon
sunk the Titanic.
When you turn your concentration to one thing, you turn
your distraction to something else. Distraction as dark
side of the moon.
Every photo of the moon from the moon looks black and
white, because the moon is black and white.
I resent all this news about the moon. I only love the
moon when it takes me by surprise.
Here’s my favorite thing about the moon: A moonwalker
said when he’s looking at the sky, he sometimes suddenly
remembers: That’s my moon, the same moon I walked on.
(To each their own moon.)
We realize the same things over and over, new every
We are born not remembering why we walked into the
From Normal Distance by Elisa Gabbert. Used with permission of the publisher, Soft Skull Press. Copyright 2022 by Elisa Gabbert.