When does the moon turn full?

When I tell it stories of love.

           When does the moon begin to wane?

When I stop speaking of love.

           What do you look like in the dark?

A horned, lit, and petrified tree on a shore.

           To whom do you turn when in pain?

From Arrow (Alice James Books, Carcanet Press, 2020). Copyright © 2020 Sumita Chakraborty. Used with the permission of the author.