The Moon-Monster

by Sunday Essien aged 15

The moon
appeared like a big
man’s head,
with glittering white
peeping out
of the unblinking blue
sky, smiling
heartily at the village
this big human’s head
of the moon
shooted out from the limitless
ocean in the sky,
with a thousand
on its ghostly brow,
and the children scared
to death,
ran inside the house,
screaming, begging their mothers
to protect them from
the possible
attack of the

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