Yahida enraptured and full bellied
Bellowed open-lunged at the Moon.
Who in response shone brighter,
And seemed to swell, pure and white.
Yahida shook her fists and stomped.
Her hair rippling petulantly in the Moon’s
Infinite calm- which only aggravated
Yahida further, and sent her upon her
Back kicking up as the Moon continued
Inflating silently as it approached Yahida’s
Rage and round belly.
Yahida’s energy rose as the Moon grew
And her body, feverish now, pounded violently.
With each drop and raise o Yahida’s chest
The Moon descended further and further.
Finally it grew so large and so close to her
That her pregnant stomach popped
Between the surface of the Moon
And the crust of the earth.
She fell back, relieved, her breath
Slowing back into submission.
As the Moon receded back into
The black sky.
Age 16, Grade 11
Saint Ann’s School