Sun Fly

An insect flying at night time

searching for light

gets trapped in a light bulb cover.

Suddenly it’s searching for something else other

than what it initially sought.


It longs for the dark again,

but it fears that too.

And so it rests… doesn’t move.

Too cursed to think,

and the body immobilised by exhaustion and imprisonment:

it accepts —

as if to say: ‘OK, I lose’.

It even forgets it once could fly

and just waits to die.


© Heath Muchena, 2014

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