Ashraful Musaddeq

Eating Moon

Born at Kishoreganj, Bangladesh on August 16 1958. From Dec 1981 to Jan 1983 served a consulting firm in Dhaka as the Junior Agricultural Analyst. From Jan 1983 to Jan 1986 worked with the Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation as Assistant Director at Gazipur. From Jan 1986 joined Banglad…

I've climbed up a betel-nut tree
Plucked and eaten up
a purplish-blue moon last night...

Before going in bed
I felt a soft tablet into my gullet
dissolving down...

I've truly consumed you
my baby, my bluish-purple moon!