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Life Arts    H4'ed 6/2/19

All the moth wanted

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Canadian Melanolophia Moth
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All the moth wanted
Was a little time with the night
To hide away or flutter
Against its prospects

But the storm had other ideas
It brought the moth's house down
(Its shelter
Of dead leaf and live leaf)

And damaged its wings
And pummeled it to the brink
But when the morning came
The sun rose and against the odds

The moth crept out of its shadow place
And rested in a warm spot
On the very same leaf
That was its house before

And there sat and warmed itself
And did not move for hours
All the moth wanted
Was a little time with the day.

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Gary Lindorff is a poet, writer, blogger and author of five nonfiction books, three collections of poetry, "Children to the Mountain", "The Last recurrent Dream" (Two Plum Press), "Conversations with Poetry (coauthored with Tom Cowan), and (more...)

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