When does the moon turn full?
When I tell it stories of love.
When does the moon begin to wane?
When I stop speaking of love.
What do you look like in the dark?
A horned, lit, and petrified tree on a shore.
To whom do you turn when in pain?
Sumita Chakraborty, 1946–
“Night Questions” from Arrow
© 2020 by Sumita Chakraborty
Photo by Terry Richmond on Unsplash