Good looks

If looks could kill
would we wear eye masks
keep a sight line’s distance
cuddle blindfolded

If looks could kill
would we get our shots
from needles
instead of the old fashioned way

If looks could kill
would we look 
at each other
longingly?

They can
we do
good looks
can kill
yet we bomb
everyone

Our prompt today at napowrimo.net: “Today, I’d like to challenge you to stop fighting the moon. Lean in. Accept the moon. The moon just wants what’s best for you and your poems. So yes – write a poem that is about, or that involves, the moon.”

I love the moon. I’ve never had the urge to write one word about her. It made sense to me to not fight that. So I offer this one instead, With art from The Met of course.

Title: Fragment of a Queen’s Face
Period: New Kingdom, Amarna Period
Dynasty: Dynasty 18
Reign: reign of Akhenaten
Date: ca. 1353–1336 B.C.
Geography: From Egypt; Probably from Middle Egypt, Amarna (Akhetaten)
Medium: Yellow jasper
Dimensions: h. 13 cm (5 1/8 in); w. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in); d. 12.5 cm (4 15/16 in)
Credit Line: Purchase, Edward S. Harkness Gift, 1926
Accession Number: 26.7.1396

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