against the moon

as though the tide
was against the moon’s pull
she stood her ground
in defiance to those
who said she never could
even gravity bowed before her
allowed her to fly, just a little

and how, she wondered,
when the moon has little of its own
how can it exert such a force 
that whole oceans succumb?


you do not need to be in a position of power
to influence the ways of the world


the littlest of things count…

13 thoughts on “against the moon

  1. Dear Sonya,

    I like this a lot.

    It immediately reminds me of Iqbal’s conception of the self, the essence of humans being will, and not thought, and the melioristic potential of a human to grow, evolve, and find release from *all* fear.

    Thank you for this!

    All good wishes,



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