you have been the apple of our eye
oh near and naked neighbor
we have taken your dappled visage
as testament to the fluke heartbreaks
of gravity and fate
we have mapped each dusty poc,
for each crater is a passionate concession
of two rocks meeting
we’ve echoed your concave ripples
with our own silent rings of battle-
for all generations we have watched you
dress and undress shining scars
and we see no evidence of love,
only the collision of two bodies.
First image found in
Mitton, Jacqueline. Cambridge Illustrated Dictionary of Astronomy. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007. p. 233.
Second image found in
Karpeles, Eric. Paintings in Proust. London: Thames & Hudson, 2008. p. 50.