Listing a Moth

By haaksi

I found her moth in the back-lit room
before city sounds and olive branches
came to me in a dream;
water on the wall reminds me of sleeping
and summer never held me in her place. 

I've been passing for a waste of time
for the seasons are all blurred,
and this one, most obscured,
has me walking for the last time.

The first time I called out for her
laced a belt around my breath
and underneath my back were round pillows
of a stranger's business couch -
written-off for calmer degrees at my loss. 

I found another red hair in my carry-on 
and you were somewhere in the northwest,
listing and revolving. 


Unauthorized Copying Is Prohibited. Ask the author first.
Copyright 2019 haaksi
Published on Thursday, June 6, 2019.     Filed under: "Poetry"
Log In or Join (free) to see the special features here.

Comments on "Listing a Moth"

Log in to post comments.
  • TropicalSnowstorm On Monday, July 1, 2019, TropicalSnowstorm (1772)By person wrote:

    I really enjoyed this piece! Finding the hair in your carry on is a fantastic device, loved this! Ciao, T/S Scholar

  • Just Dave On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Just Dave (534)By person wrote:

    "laced a belt around my breath". A brilliant line in a fine poem. JD

  • Oddtorrez On Sunday, June 23, 2019, Oddtorrez (30)By person wrote:

    My heart hurt a little bit when I read this, it is Most beautiful and very sad. Loneliness hangs over this write like a smog thick enough to leave a taste in the mouth. Super great

  • A former member wrote: beautiful dear

  • Poetic-Realm On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Poetic-Realm (238)By person wrote:

    I dont even know what to say.

  • A former member wrote: I'm still not sure how I feel about this piece. It's strange...very strange. And kind of lonely. And wistful. And lingering. The images were lovely. And the moth drew me in, much like a flame. Thanks for sharing this piece. Once again, it's a pleasure to meet you.

  • Lux On Thursday, June 6, 2019, Lux (311)By person wrote:

    You write with such wist. Or desire. I can never figure out whether to say hello or goodbye. Welcome back to Dark Poetry.

Contribution Level

haaksi's Favorite Poets
haaksi's Favorite Works
Share/Save This Post

Join DarkPoetry Join to get a profile like this for yourself. It's quick and free.

How to Criticize Without Causing Offense
© 1998-2019 DarkPoetry LLC
[Join (free)]    [More Poetry]    [Get Help]    [Our Poets]    [Read Poems]    [Terms & Privacy]