After Joshua Jennifer Espinoza
The Moon is SOPHIE’s now.
The Moon came out as trans but that wasn’t enough,
this time the Moon is coming for it all.
What is the Moon if not the pinnacle of an Immaterial Girl?
The first full moon of the year is the Wolf Moon
does that mean I’m going to be the Moon’s Dog?
Always the same and never the same,
Day by day, life after life.
The immaterial becomes the intangible.
The moon is often described as dead, which is devastating
given the moon is SOPHIE’s now.
When the Moon makes music though, she can use the best sounds
we haven’t heard yet, that we may never hear.
People say that space is vacuous, that it is like a vacuum;
if space is a vacuum, dress me in PVC and latex.
Let the Moon suck the air out, leave no gap or space for anything
between what I’m wearing to the Moon and me.
Tell me why I have to be the best dressed in all of my poems,
and I’ll show you my poems and who they are for:
why wouldn’t I dress up for The Moon, for her Moon, Awoooo.
People say that space has no place for sounds,
but most people haven’t been to space, and haven’t heard
the sounds that exist between us and the Moon.
I’ve heard the sounds of space because I’ve heard the music
that the Moon has made before she became the Moon,
that is to say, before she got so close she was able to eat it.
People say a lot, they will say
you die multiple times, once when you die
and again every time someone who loved you
says your name for the last time, without knowing
that it is the last time they will say your name.
SOPHIE got close enough to the Moon that there will never
be a time where we talk about the Moon for the last time.
When the Moon is a Wolf and
she is SOPHIE and
she is trans,
we will meet in the club and
blast the Moon’s music all night long.
She will exist in our ears long after
the bass has turned off.
Aeon Ginsberg (ey/em) is a transfeminine agender bitch from Baltimore City, MD. Ey are the winner of the 2019 Noemi Press poetry prize for eir book Greyhound. Aeon is a bartender and a taurus.