Moon by John Peter Beck

by John Peter Beck

It is not 
the full faced leer, 

the late night voyeur 
peeking in the window, 

pulling at the tides,
brightly troubling our sleep. 

It is, instead,  
the Cheshire cat smile 

of remembrance,  
faint along the rim, 

hiding in the clouds,  
shyly revealed as the veils 

slide the bare shoulder of the hills 
and fade into the trees.

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John Peter Beck

John Peter Beck is a labor education professor at Michigan State University where he directs Our Daily Work/Our Daily Lives, a program which explores the intersection of work and culture broadly defined. His poetry has been published in Another Chicago Magazine, The Seattle Review, The Louisville Review, The Atlanta Review and Passages North among others.

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