Small moons

Jane Dougherty Writes

Written for Paul Brooke’s ekphrastic prompt and inspired by Gaynor Kane’s photo, Broken eggshell. You can see the images and read the responses here.

Small moons

A bird’s egg is a world,
pebble-smooth, lunar,
fragile casing of eagles.

Beneath the hedge,
a pale shell lies,
opened from within,

fragments of a small moon,
flecked with birth muck,
its job done, and above,

the spring sky, washed blue,
blown pale with stretched cloud,
flutters with new bird-life.

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