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Janis Freegard

The Astronauts

earth’s one blue eye stared back at them
they were smaller than they’d ever been
& after the descent, giants for a day
or was it a month? everything looked paler
the space to their wives unbreachable (what was it like?)
vodka peyote Church of the Latter Day Saints
they couldn’t see a way back
one sells autographs at Star Trek conventions
another took to acrylics but did the moondust last?
or is he in his backyard at midnight
rubbing dirt particles into fabric
to cut and fix on beaten plywood; to sell a gritty dream
a speck of possibility
out beyond the reaches of possession
Johanna Aitchison
Michele Amas
Angela Andrews
Airini Beautrais
Jenny Bornholdt
Amy Brown
Lynn Davidson
Emily Dobson
Fiona Farrell
Cliff Fell
Janis Freegard  
Helen Heath
Anne Kennedy
Stefanie Lash
Jan Lauwereyns
Vana Manasiadis
Talia Marshall
James McNaughton
Alice Miller
Gregory O’Brien
Frances Samuel
Robyn Schiff
Marty Smith
Elizabeth Smither
Chris Tse
Nick Twemlow
Ashleigh Young

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