Almanac Poetry: Fiona, Me, and the Moon


Silver Moonlight, by John Atkinson Grimshaw, 1880. The Mercer Art Gallery, Harrogate, England. [Wikimedia Commons.]


Fiona, Me, and the Moon


La luna!
The moon!
You control
the tides,
run parallel
with menstrual cycles
and make people crazy
when you are full.
You wax and wane, as well,
for no good reason.
Fiona calls the things you do
and I agree.
We both see you as comical,
perched aloft in the evening sky
with no-one knowing, including yourself,
precisely why you were put up there.





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Kevin Densley is a graduate of both Deakin University and The University of Melbourne. He has taught writing and literature in numerous Victorian universities and TAFES. He is a poet and writer-in-general. His fifth book-length poetry collection, Please Feed the Macaws ... I'm Feeling Too Indolent, will be published in late 2023 by Ginninderra Press. He is also the co-author of ten play collections for young people, as well as a multi Green Room Award nominated play, Last Chance Gas, which was published by Currency Press. Other writing includes screenplays for educational films.


  1. The big bang put the moon there. Apparently. Not sure why.

  2. Kevin Densley says

    Thanks, Dips.

    We’ll blame the big bang, then!

    I quite like the silly ol’ moon, anyway.

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