Ennis reduced me from the thing I was,
Rounded and massive friend of crazed Marie,
And lifted me and placed me in his palm
As I were only of a sand-grain’s size.
He was a concubine to self-respect
And only loved by sympathy: a desert.
I was with Marie before the sand had fell
Trying to harbour me within a dune,
For she would broaden with unhomeliness
Till Ennis had not size to gather me.
She was a force on several continents
That I, lone moon, controlled: a wild sea.