by Thong Ba Le
On the sixteenth day it must be,
the moon goes skinny-dipping in the sea.
A quiet night the ocean is deep,
her hair is blowing in the breeze.
She ‘s backstroking to see the night sky
where the far stars are so shy.
The universe is suddenly stopping her turn
and the stars are falling to be free.
A school of dolphins from the sea,
they are surprised and stop to see,
then jump over the surface while they watch
the golden rays pouring from her body.
A bright cruise ship is sailing by,
all lovers are looking to the sky.
Their sweet dreams along with their hopes
are flying with the moon in the night.