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    [post_content] => What about Cheerios, awash 
in the milk of the night
or the chalk dust of toast -
imagine the stars swiped from the sky by a napkin. 
A cereal bar, with rivers 
of yogurt and chocolate 
aliens of dried apple -
I am decorated with wrappers like aeronautical debris.  
My granddad told me
the moon is made of cheese; 
the sandwiches sweat in my bag.
The bags eclipse my eyes. 
My parents try to coax me, 
pizza, with craters and a lunar crust 
takes half an hour to eat -
the base tastes like cardboard and grief
and is unreachable 
through either small steps or giant leaps.  
    [post_title] => The Moon as Different Types of Food
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            [title] => Nadia Lines
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The Moon as Different Types of Food

Nadia Lines

What about Cheerios, awash 
in the milk of the night
or the chalk dust of toast –
imagine the stars swiped from the sky by a napkin. 
A cereal bar, with rivers 
of yogurt and chocolate 
aliens of dried apple –
I am decorated with wrappers like aeronautical debris.  
My granddad told me
the moon is made of cheese; 
the sandwiches sweat in my bag.
The bags eclipse my eyes. 
My parents try to coax me, 
pizza, with craters and a lunar crust 
takes half an hour to eat –
the base tastes like cardboard and grief
and is unreachable 
through either small steps or giant leaps.