I never thought it possible
to find beauty in a bug,
especially one known best
for dining on our clothes.
But I came across this pretty pest
and marveled at her paper doily wings,
delicate and detailed to perfection.
The one thing
I’ve always admired about moths
is their affinity for light.
They are actually nocturnal insects
who rely on the light of the moon
to find their way around.
So dedicated are they
to the big moon hanging from the sky
that they become confused by imitations,
literally getting lost around porch lights or fires.
So, in essence,
moths are loyal light seekers,
which is likely the best thing anyone,
whether moth or man,
can possibly be.