le soleil et la lune

Le Soleil et la lune Illustration by Eugene Zeng

From the ground the sun and moon

seem so close together in the sky.

When they eclipse, their rays of light

are like intertwined fingers,

the the sun saying with a gentle smile

like so many times before,

“It’s nice to see you again.”

You may think it is tragic fate that they

forever chase each other across the horizon,

their meetings rare and brief,

the rest of their time a

lonely waltz across the stars.

In reality the moon is one-hundred-and-fourty-seven

million kilometers away from the sun at all times.

-L. Schraier

Featured in Vol. 3, Iss.1
Featured in Vol. 3, Iss.1