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MUSINGS ON MOTHS- A Poem by Jennifer Gurney

Musings on Moths

Jennifer Gurney


Plaything for my cats

Indoors or out

Entertaining


Escaping capture

They bat around the lights

Anti-vampires


Moths are rather

Like tiny rats with wings or

Insect pigeons


Allergic to wool

So moths don't destroy my sweaters

I just don't like them


Why is it

That I love butterflies so

And moths ... not so much


My cat cries to me

From the bottom of the stairs

Dead-moth present


I wouldn't mind

Except it's invariably

The middle of the night


Rose petals and dead moths

Strewn across the floor

Summer’s confetti



Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado, USA where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. Her poetry has appeared in a variety of journals, including Glitterati Quill with Spark, The Ravens Perch, HaikUniverse, Haiku Corner, Cold Moon Journal, Scarlet Dragonfly and The Haiku Foundation.

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