A gibbous moon

like a pearl being drawn from an oilslick – chrys calls from our kitchen to the office to see. and it’s wonderful! imagine – such a view just by leaving the office! it could almost

like a pearl
being drawn
from an oilslick -
chrys calls
from our kitchen
to the office
to see. and it's
wonderful! imagine -
such a view
just by leaving
the office!
it could almost
beat potatoes
as they bubble
out of stew.

DS Maolalai has been nominated six times for Best of the Net and three times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, “Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden” (Encircle Press, 2016) and “Sad Havoc Among the Birds” (Turas Press, 2019)