by Kevin T McEneaney

Earth endured a marriage made in heaven
when protoplanet Theia collided
with earth shortly after the earth was born
about 4.5 billion years ago.
Wandering Theia was the size of Mars
and the consummation of their marriage
produced the offspring we now call the Moon.


Like any child, the moon drifts away
from its parents—in this case quite slowly.
Romantically speaking, birth of the moon
was as phenomenal as any birth–
those long odds are immensely minimal
from a biological perspective.


Both you and the moon are a miracle!

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books