An Unexpected Moth

a brown moth in a laundry room

An Unexpected Moth

An unexpected moth yields
a mood of expectation,
of wonder—of what insect
might wait in the next corner,
what bug might tap its six
toes under this or that rug,
what spider might hide her
eight legs behind any curtain,
what butterfly might try to
cry wolf only to find—not a
wolf at the door or a spider—
but the aforementioned moth?
How unexpected this is,
the butterfly would say,
before flapping her wings
and departing, like a froth.


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