Just One Moon – Poetry by Amalia Gnanadesikan

Giorgione – Globe, Moon, Sun

Just one moon, they’ll say
When they finally come.
How lonely;
How odd.
Do you tell time
At night, or find your way?

If you had seen four moons’
Glorious wheeling concerts,
So lovely,
So grand,
Might have made peace,
And we would have come much sooner.

About the Poet

Amalia Gnanadesikan is a linguist who studies the atoms of writing–alphabets and other writing systems. She is the author of The Writing Revolution: Cuneiform to the Internet. She lives in Maryland with her husband, three cats, and numerous miniature pineapple plants.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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