Saturday, October 21, 2006

Joel H. Vega - The Fifth & Careful Season

Beyond October, before the lure

Of orange, the swarm flies across

Nevada's skies.

Listen, the talebearer says,

Listen as they drag the weight

Of distances from as far as Peru

And Cebu.

Head, thorax, abdomen,

Two antennae, six legs.

Lepidoptera. Scaly wings

Open (inhale) close (exhale)

The dusty breath

Of mute birds.

What is an army of itinerant moths?

A catapulted piece of the moon,

Flung to earth from the Sea of Tranquility. more..


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