Environment Poetry

“Who Owns The Moon?”

            National Geographic article headline.

Who indeed?

Who would profit from the

blue-green light

painting the red rocks? 

Who owns the stars?

The comets and their tails?

The black holes? 

The galaxies?

I wonder if there are



and if there are,

what commission do they charge?


Do I own my own light?

My own trauma?

My own healing?

My own joy?

Or do I give them away?

Look up tonight

to see

if you find an answer there…