• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 09

The top-half of the moon

The top-half of the moon is made from glass,
a crystal hemisphere holding in a blue-tinged
bubble of air punctured by skyscrapers.

A red-haired highland cow caught the moon
on one of its spiral horns— the moon was never
as large as you thought, and it often gets dragged
under the weaving bows and branches of trees.
Looking out from under it tousled ginger fringe,
the cow lost a horn shaking the moon loose.

There is a lake in the mountains where the cow
goes to forget its tangles with celestial bodies.
Snow falls on slopes around the lake like stardust.