5/30/2009

Outlasting Moths

A season of antiquity, the marrow
of a long thigh bone- life gnawed thin
by large grey moths. See how light

continues to stray through
each worm-eaten portal

the exact point at which desire
enters and exits the body

surviving its journey long after
roaring wings of nocturnal insects

have fallen quiet.

2 comments:

Gerry Boyd said...

Perfectly stated. I really love the first sentence of this.

Rachel Phillips said...

Thank you for your comments Gerry!