Morning moon over Miyajima Island

See how the earth tips to the left?

This is my heart: a summer solstice

of all the love I’ve been given.

The Beauty of Insomnia

Ball-moon bobbing in an ink sea-sky,
spangled Milky Way swirling silently by,
dreams on a poplar-shimmer breeze,
stirring sleeping swallows under the eaves,
wide-eyed frogmouths, owls, nightjars

blinking back at a billion stars