Moths don’t fear me any more.  Settle at leisure

on sink and shade, row so slowly

the beat of their wings

stir the hairs on my face.

Each day is shorter, each sun less eager.

It’s the season of harvest, nuts and clusters,

mushroom-haunted dawns and dusks,

fattened calves, serious thoughts

about fixing roofs and getting older.

The light we longed for spirals closer,

overflowing every facet

of our compound eyes.

MOTHS by Joy Ladin

Photo by Jim Brekke on Flickr