In Sri Lanka
The moon is out
I think
No, not a full moon
Just a patch of light
Straining through the darkness
And not everywhere equally bright
In the north I feel
It must look like
A glimmer
But still a light
Some think it’s the sun
But the sun comes out
in the morning
It’s still only a little past midnight
In Sri Lanka
The birds are still asleep
But the moon
The moon is out
(I think).


Photo courtesy Nishan