I Keep Looking Over My Shoulder
I think I’m being stalked. I’m not sure how to prove it or what to do about it but I am pretty sure I’m totally being followed. By an otherwordly entity.
I have shouted “what do you want?!?!” but the face of the man following along remains passive, as if my shouts are lost to the cosmos.
This stalker goes by a few names, but we’ll go with Man in the Moon for the sake of ease and understanding. MITM keeps showing up everywhere lately, getting real close and glowy.
In the small morning hours when I head out to work, he’s there, peering over the hills and looking quite chilly yet magnetic. As I ride the train, he rides along but fades away as I get closer to work.
In the evenings as I drive home, he’s there hanging low on the horizon looking quite handsome. The evening attire is more of a warm and inviting yellow tone. He hangs out over the Bay and turns the tips of saltwater waves a golden amber. They wave as if beckoning me to dive in.
I try to ignore his intense gaze and then take a sharp curve in the road. For a moment I think he’s gone but then voop! there he is again, a little less bigger-than-life when taken from that angle but still there staring down at me with persistence.
I thought it was just a couple coincidences, but I’m pretty sure that the moon is chasing me. And maybe flirting with me too, just a little.
For all the world that big shining Snow Moon looks just like a gigantic cosmic Snickerdoodle.
He’s so charming, I just might take a bite.
Now tell me this doesn’t look like a snickerdoodle.
The full Moon as seen in Japan on Feb. 25, 2013. Credit and copyright: Masashi Ito.
Photo from Universe Today.