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Moths Encased in a Jar

20 February 2021 Saturday Poetry Prompt-exaggeration

hand holding a mason jar with twinkle lights
Twinkle lights in a Jar by StockSnap from Pixabay

Frantically I count the moths encased in the glass jar while I hold my breath through the tumult of the tremors in my chest without realizing it there is no air entering so I gasp while their wings beat themselves to death on the walls of my heart. They go in through casings consisting of a pulsing tube surrounded by flesh, their slender…

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