gypsy moth

you never baked cakes
that weren’t worth the taking
did not even try

you never learned how
to keep your hands to myself
saw no reason why

you drew crooked lines
with your finger, in quicksand
(maybes) set in stone

got your momma’s hair
and your daddy’s long, long legs
rolling soul is your own

did i never see?
your feet barely grazed the earth
i told myself lies

time to let you go
cut your threads out of my nest
gypsy moths fill the sky

it was a fine fall
and apples were in season
when i said goodbye

Rene ~ March 29, 2013
For 100 Word Song – Sorry For It All


22 thoughts on “gypsy moth

  1. nice…love that last break out 3 liner…its evocative…really concrete images of the season to anchor the feeling of saying goodbye…in the first bit the pairing of cutting the thread and gypsy moths is really cool…

  2. you never learned howto keep your hands to myselfHehehe! Great Mag – but it would look so much better on the screen if you used the occasional capital letter – especially for 'I'!!Pen the Purist πŸ™‚

  3. Jinksy, it's just my style to use lowercase. I did use the occasional uppercase one time and was told it was "jarring". You just can't make everyone happy…so you may as well do what pleases you πŸ™‚

  4. interesting, I did not see it as a fledgling leaving the nest – too into the jilted lover type thing in my head I guess. πŸ™‚ Nevertheless – well done. (sign of a good piece when different people see different things.) πŸ™‚

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