Who can fathom the length of day—
the harshness of every descending ray?
In the coolness of the night
we raise our eyes to hail her
in her bright, bright light
the moon grinning in her smile.
The moon still shines its broad smile
and yes, my love
it dimpled in your giggle
it glowed all through to connect my being
and sparkled in your eyes
a reflection of the stars that shone in my heart.
Happy Valentine everyone… and may Aondo bless us all.
From Home Equals Holes: Tale of an Exile by Su’eddie Vershima Agema (2014: SEVHAGE)