Moth at the Window (The Grey Dagger

 

 

You cannot possibly fail to recognise
his markings
or the way he falls plumb across
the vision
a  hairy bodied biplane
inexpert kamikaze
sputtering grey dust-

his decals are daggers
little knives laid sideways
black painted pricks-
creeping into a cranny he
insinuates himself into brightness
oscillates his rotor
like all fanatics

his shadows are not long
are common and corrosive
as wormhole worries
or ruinous reportage
of the last moments of cities
he finishes damaging the day
excises your heart
a chrysalid
and binds it slowly
with unfeeling selfish silk.

 

Published 2015 . All Rights Reserved Veronica Aldous

Available in  my book 0f 80 poems on Amazon and Lulu
Moon Cinema- Veronica Aldous

 

 

 

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About Veronica Aldous

Writer and artist, Veronica is a lecturer is Fine Art and Creative Writing. Her first book of poems, 'Moon Cinema' is now available on Lulu.com. Now there is also 'Mortal' her second book.
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