Mothgirl Files For Divorce

With wings like dirty sheets
     she flutters into her attorney’s office,
     flits about the boxy room,
     bemoans the bright lights sure to burn
     her to death should she linger too long.

Those West Virginia days,
     lush and unforgiving,
     bled into red-eyed nights.
How they terrified the neighbors,
     scared the teens that used to make kissies
     under the Silver Bridge.

“I’m just so tired,” she sputters.
“It’s got to stop,” she spits.
“It’s not worth it,” she stammers.
“What have we done?!” she screams.

For a moment then, she settles.
Poises high in a corner of the room,
     wings folded, breath shallow,
     alert for anything that moves.

Mothgirl Files For Divorce

8 thoughts on “Mothgirl Files For Divorce

Sock it to me

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s