2010-Day 4: Gravity DayAn apple falling
can tell us about the moon,
can say with its descent,
See the shine that waxes
my curves as I go,
the air displaced?

It is the same unseen
thing that coaxes
a buxom moon in circles,
draws it over oceans
which move in turn.

Madmen and those in lust
are pulled by the same force
as objects descending
from buildings to the ground,
as bodies letting loose
from embrace.

Newton understood
the moon's centripetal nature,
how constant force applied to a body
may look like restraint.

In the same manner
that orchards give up
their bulbous fruit,
tides shift, and the moon
is most pleased
when things give in.

Copyright © 2011, Katie Fesuk

Image Credit: Catgunner, some rights reserved

Katie Fesuk was a 2006 Georgia Author of the Year Award nominee for her chapbook, If Not an Apple (La Vita Poetica Press). She is a teacher and Poet in Residence at The Walker School, and she studied English and Creative Writing in the doctoral program at Georgia State University. She served as Creative Writer in Residence at the Kennesaw Mountain Writing Project, and her poems can be found in Five Points, Slant, Bloodroot, Poet Lore, Chattahoochee Review, and Water~Stone, among others.