Moth Miracle


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Today, I fell in love

With a moth;

Small and brown.

A pale and helpless triangle,

As it lay upturned on the bottom of a pan.

It grappled and struggled with six legs and antennae flailing

Whilst the very things which gave her flight,

Bore her down, damp and stuck.

I saw in her, myself.

And as I released her from her prison of confusion and fear,

And watched her rest and catch her breath,

I asked myself, “what did she believe had just occurred?”

For when I fell in love with her,

She became my miracle

And I became hers.

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Being


This post is about being.

I am. I am alive, and I am blessed.

Little things accentuate the nature of my existence, round the edges, sharpen the lines; flourishes of detail, for example:

Blue overshoes.; like blue suede shoes but for the side of the pool. boredom.

The new laptop, A gift to write to the best of my being.

A lesson observation. The good and the ‘could do betters’.

The voices I use to soothe and to coerce. All my voices. A split personality.

A group of writers. What is their collective term?

The wife I have become and the daughter I was and now am.

The fights and the tantrums with girl I grew from just a seed.

The quiet moments of just seeing the two. Just watching.

The starred emails in my inbox. Love letters forgotten and then found.

The feeling of loss, the gaps and the holes.

The guilt and the resentment.

The discarded chocolate wrappers, the surreptitious gorging, inhaling.

The poems and the envy.

Those nights poisoned with doubt and double-checks and lists and questions. The tossing and turning and the ‘too hots’ and the ‘too colds’.

The sunlight in my room and on the right side of my body, at the right time of the day.

The pounding and the bleeding and cramping and the holding on.

The words which line my shelves, the ones spinning in my head, the ones I can’t quite catch,

The holding on and letting go and waiting.

The breathing in and the breathing out.