Vasilissa and Baba Yaga

In the fitness of things there is an old one.
 Universe loves roundness: moon to sea, hen sacrificed
 Before the egg
 A fine and full feast for morality here! Story Book
 For Girls 9 and Above
. The smallest Russian doll
 is the safe one, and the silver maid, 
 the whelp- rides

into the terrible ticking
 to kill
 Baba Yaga
 who when her neurons were young and sang
 was herself Vasilissa. The other waits with one dim eye
 in the hut that turns through the universe
 her name means 
 “old one”