Can You Tickle the Moon?

Can you tickle the moon?
I’d really like to try
I’d get myself a rocket
And blast off into the sky.

First I’d stomp in moon dust,
Then I’d shoot the stars,
I’d picnic in a crater
And gaze right up at Mars.

But then I might remember
(As I very nearly forgot)
That I travelled all the way to the moon
To find its ticklish spot.

So can you tickle the moon?
Well, yes, to me it seems
That every night amongst the stars
The gentle moon…beams.

By Alison Reddihough.