Small Moth

By Sarah Lindsay Sarah Lindsay
She's slicing ripe white peaches
into the Tony the Tiger bowl
and dropping slivers for the dog
poised vibrating by her foot to stop their fall
when she spots it, camouflaged,
a glimmer and then full on—
happiness, plashing blunt soft wings
inside her as if it wants
to escape again.

Source: Poetry (October 2008).

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This poem originally appeared in the October 2008 issue of Poetry magazine

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