selective focus photography of gray brown and black striped butterfly perched on green leaf

Moth

Moth against the windowpane,
moth against the windowpane,
you keep banging against the window wanting the light,
the light upon which you will probably burn yourself to death,
are you insane,
are you insane,
moth,
moth against the windowpane,
you keep banging against it again and again,
wanting to come in,
but trust me you are better off outside,
better off outside where you are far less likely to die,
and I would prefer to see you that way,
flying free,
and not burnt to a crisp upon my light bulb,
because I would only have to throw you out the window again,
and you would be dead,
and I am sure if you have time to think about it,
I am sure you would rather be alive,
and me too,
because I would only have to scrape you off the lightbulb and complain.
Moth,
moth against the windowpane,
moth against the windowpane,
please do fly,
fly away and do not die today,
because your life,
because your life is far too short anyway.

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