THE MOTH

A flicker in the woods
yet enduring as those trees.
This twice-spawned leaf
makes you believe you
can almost catch light
in your hands. Whatever root
it takes depends on what foot
becomes a flower.
 
Brief bliss, whose moth life holds
close to the flame, this little worm
with wings, so that time may show
us what once crawled can fly.
Every time one passes
the sky waves goodbye.
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