Bio Note: Many of my poems are inspired by conversations with my wife, or begin as a weird thought. I write best when I’m inspired, and am not one of those “write every day” types. Besides poetry, I love jazz, tennis, and boardgames. My first volume of poetry, Words for Things Left Unsaid, is just out from Kelsay Books—I’m looking forward to the end of quarantine, when I can read from it live!
Armstrong on the Moon
They say it was Neil, but I know better. It was Louis playing his golden trumpet to the cosmos. Louis’ face gazes down from the moon. He sings a paean, skies of blue, clouds curly white— searing joy that echoes on a million stereos, a million streaming downloads— to this wonderful world
©2020 Ethan Goffman
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