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Moon Marvel

by Janine Harrison




Hearing your heart beat

Quick, definite, determined

Inside of me

The first time

I knew instantly

That you would be

My moon child,

My daughter


For your room

I bought

A fairy

Lounging on a

Crescent moon


You came

At night—

Moon,

On its way

To full


When you began

To speak,

“Circle!”

You pointed at its

Silvery splendor


Later:

“Where did moon go?”


Or

“Mommy, the moon!”

In daylight,

Paradoxical,

Standing equal

With the sun



As I know

You will


Recently,

You ate the lovely Luna,

Pronouncing it, “Yummy.”

“A piece, mommy?”

You offered.

And it was delicious.


“I can’t reach it,”

You said.

“You will someday.”


Now I seek this

Celestial body,

Follow its cycle

From fingernail to full

For you,

My new moon fairy.


My life before,

A lunar eclipse

Now, always

A harvest moon


Having you,

I did not know

Would also mean

Bringing back

Its wonder.