Last Time We Were Infested With Moths

Seems to be about 11 years ago. Here is a bit of a poem I wrote then, “Hatched” from my book RAG TRADE.

Suddenly because it rains
Ten thousand moth eggs hatch at our house

Moths shade the porch light
Like a living Japanese paper lantern

(…)

Golden stars on the blue enamel sky
At the Masonic Temple unfold their wings

(…)

One thing I know
Watching my twelve year old daughter

Stare moodily at the paste-on stars
On the ceiling of her room

Nothing will ever
Go back in its cocoon.

8 thoughts on “Last Time We Were Infested With Moths

  1. I’ve been fascinated by the our recent moth friends. Here’s one for you:

    the moth
    ruffles around
    in its trenchcoat

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