Jade Moon Rabbit, by Deborah Walker
First published in Spillway 2012
Call down the moon
eidos, jade rabbit.
Stretching over the sighted craters.
Old as imagination.
Within the night-bound rock,
The moon woman stroking his fur,
Her pale hands.
Her eyes’ reflection.
I remember when I longed for immortality.
Now I only want stillness.
A static moon in the onyx iris sky.
A picture to take with me.
Deborah Walker grew up in the most English town in the country, but she soon high-tailed it down to London, where she now lives with her partner, Chris, and her two young children. Find Deborah in the British Museum trawling the past for future inspiration or on her blog: http://deborahwalkersbibliography.blogspot.com/.