Moths

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"Moths" is about obsessive-compulsive activities! So there! It's from the last century (so we have all progressed since then — except moths, unfortunately for them). It was published back then and is included in "Poem People Liked" which KDP always thinks should be Poems People Like which it isn't.

A single flame

entices them

to whir against my window.

 

Once inside

all chaos is let loose.

 

Like maddened souls

they batter thin partitions.

 

I can hear them

banging round my room

like noisy kids.

 

Two are coasting down the flame,

collapsing, fluttering

like mute, sad birds.

 

You find them dead in lampshades :

unhappy victims of a single impulse :

 

their greatest escapsde

the flame or lamp that was their ruin.

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