This moon is a privilege,

and tonight, it shines bright

through my window, through this

double-plated window;

this moon is a comfort

and universal sign,

religious in design;

as trusted as shelter,

as disciplined as law;

this moon is a reminder

that the world continues

with or without you.


I admire, and…

maybe I envy

that moon;


the distance

it exists in,

the perfect distance

from everything.




Jada Yee‘s poetry has appeared in The Greensboro Review, Into the Void, The Ibis Head Review and elsewhere.