As the dust settles
And Time creeps by
On tiptoes
I discover that the full moon
Is waning gently.

Changing from a whole
To a half and then
A crescent.
Just like your love
Which too wanes.

But then was your love
Full like the moon
Or was it my impression
That it was one
Shining orb?

Then maybe I wasn’t aware
Of the dunes,
Of the seas
Which spotted its
Shining face.
I was lost in the
Silver haze.

But now as it dims
And grows dark
I know this metamorphosis
Is not forever.

For tomorrow my moon
Will grow back
Bit, by little bit,
Till it waxes in
Supernatant glory.

And day or night,
Sun or rain
My moon will be there for me
Driving my lunacy!

Vineetha Mekkoth
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About Vineetha

Poet, writer, translator, editor Based in India. Has published poems in various anthologies. Is on the translators panel of the Kerala Sahitya Academy. Her poems have been included in the Brian Wrixon anthologies 'Words on the Winds of Change' and 'Women of One World'. She has also coauthored a poem with Gaurangi Patel which has been included in the 'Duet Anthology' brought out by XpressPublications. She has been selected for the ICOP Critics Award for March 2015 and her poem 'Reflections' is on the list of Highly Commended poems for the month selected by Destiny Poets, UK. In April 2015 her poem was published on the blog 'Incredible Women of India'. In the same month, April 2015, her poem 'Ashtavakra' was chosen as the Poem of the Month by Destiny Poets' International Community of Poets. In July 2015 her poem 'Nightscape' was one of the Highly recommended poems by Destiny Poets. So too in October 2015 her poem, 'Peace Always' was in the list of Highly Recommended poems by ICOP. Has been co-editor of 'Umbilical Chords: An Anthology on Parents Remembered'. Her debut poetry collection, 'Ashtavakra and Other Poems' was published in August 2017 by Authorspress, New Delhi

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