Moon haloLosing weight, you
lose your tether to the ground.

The moon awaits, a plate of bone
atop an empty table.

You pass it on its trailing edge
and rise to join the stars.

Copyright © 2009, Tim Jones

Image Credit: Will Merydith, some rights reserved

Tim Jones is a poet and author of both literary fiction and science fiction. He lives in Wellington, New Zealand. His most recent book is the anthology Voyagers: Science Fiction Poetry from New Zealand, co-edited with Mark Pirie (Interactive Publications, 2009). Other recent books include short story collection Transported (Vintage, 2008), which was long-listed for the 2008 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, poetry collection All Blacks' Kitchen Gardens (HeadworX, 2007), and fantasy novel Anarya's Secret (RedBrick, 2007). The latest news about Tim and his writing is on his blog at