Moth and Me, a poem by Michael Channing

Moth and Me

by Michael Channing

a moth flitted around my phone
as i fired up a game
struck an imaginary torch
to illuminate a digital dungeon

we carried our flame this moth and me
further in and further down
accosted by the occasional monster
alerted to my presence by the flicker
of fire

good job
i told the moth
as it beat against the screen
we’re almost at the end

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Chokes and Warbles
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Chokes and Warbles, a collection of essays and poems by Michael Channing

July 9, 2021