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.