The Moon

The moon
who is lovingly personified as
bà Nguyệt (lady Nguyệt) or
chị Hằng (sister Hằng) in Vietnamese

having its etymology
in the Sino Vietnamese word Hằng Nga
who is the Moon Goddess in Chinese mythology.

By any name, it would be as intriguing
to generations of poets, writers, musicians
and children

and you
who have whispered in the blood moon night
“You are the moon,
the moon beams,
the moon cake”.

Sooner or later
space tourists will get a ride
to the lunar orbit

Even then
bà Nguyệt will continue to tie
the pink thread binding
my heart to your heart.

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