All the Ponds

Silhouette of Eagle (Apollo 11 lunar module) on Moon's surface.  Image credit: NASA

Silhouette of Eagle (Apollo 11 lunar module) on Moon’s surface. Image credit: NASA

with apologies to Basho

The frog
done with jumping
into its ancient pond

extends its legs
and leaps
to the moon

splash!
and moon dust coats its legs

and bored again
it launches
to a methane-soaked lake
absent of frogs

and so on
and so on

out into the cold

until all the ponds
stretching back to the first
shimmer.

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