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The Tale of the Two Moon Moth

By Caroline JanePublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
Photo by Vladimir Kramer on Unsplash

Echoes and shadows spool around the flutters of a Moth gifted two moons

Cascades of gilded new-age blues cast out in long and lacey circadian nets

Lattices spun to coax celestial rocks from hardcore mantels

Instinct concrete in its mandate that one moon must move

Poor paper-winged Moth. It is not within it to choose

Spoiled, Moth grows ragged between the limed light of the two unshakable moons

Evermore confined inside a cage of withering blues


About the Creator

Caroline Jane

Warm-blooded vertebrate, domesticated with a preference for the wild. Howls at the moon and forages on the dark side of it. Laughs like a hyena. Fuelled by good times and fairy dust. Writes obsessively with no holes barred.

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  • Gloria Penelopeabout a month ago

    Congratulations on TS!

  • Joe O’Connor2 months ago

    Full of imagery and easy to picture, I like how this take has a life at the centre of the eclipse. “ limed light of the two unshakable moons”- great line Caroline 👏🏾

  • Anna 2 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Chloe Gilholy2 months ago

    Fantastic, congrats on the top story.

  • Heather Hubler2 months ago

    How tragically yet beautifully melancholic. Fantastic work, Caroline :)

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Beautifully penned!!! Love it!!!❤️❤️💕

  • Donna Fox (HKB)2 months ago

    This is such a breathtaking piece by you Caroline! Amazing work here, I love the imagery and this feeling of longing I am left with afterwards! Great work and congrats on Top Story!

  • Omggg, I don't know how I missed this! Your Acrostic was so poignant yet so beautiful! I loved it! Congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Ohhhh back to say congrats on Top Story!

  • Lindsay Sfara2 months ago

    What beautiful and descriptive imagery behind this! This is a fantastic poem!

  • Tiffany Gordon 2 months ago

    Phenomenal job!Loved your word choices and the tone of this piece Caroline!!!!

  • Call Me Les2 months ago

    Oo I've been waiting for your acrostic! How did you think to add a moth? Love this!

  • D.K. Shepard2 months ago

    Great acrostic and challenge entry! Very well written piece!

  • Jay Kantor2 months ago

    Dear Cj - So "Lefty" ~ How'd you whip this one up off your normally cookin' path - Very lovely - Here we take for granted watching the Sun drift into the ocean each evening: Last night it was the Moon. - Always with my respect - Jk.in.l.a.

  • Ameer Bibi2 months ago

    Beautifully written story amazing, very well written

  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    This is beautiful. I think we were all moon moths yesterday.

  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    Poor old moth. And that image of the blues just adds to the melancholy.

  • Paul Stewart2 months ago

    Just...yeah. You've won. lol. Calling it.

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