there's a woman in the moon

by Terrie Leigh Relf

with an endless supply of straws
slipped into the double-mocha night
of a thunderous buzz

Copyright © 2005, Terrie Leigh Relf

Lunar eclipse: image by Lorenzo Comolli

Copyright © 2001, Lorenzo Comolli

Terrie Leigh Relf is a member of the Science Fiction Poetry Association, the poetry, etc. editor for "FireWeed", MindFire Renewed's literary newsletter, and the "deputy" poetry editor for NFG—Writing with Attitude. She is also a staff writer and instructor for WOL, pens "The Mistress of Rhetoric" column for The Espresso, San Diego's newspaper for coffee and café culture, and is a "warper of minds" at San Diego City College's English Department. Her poem, "poet on board", (Illumen, 2004) was recently nominated for a Rhysling Award. Jupiter's Eye, her most recent collection of speculative poetry, was released by Sam's Dot Publishing in 2004.

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