Eastern Tent Caterpillar Moth · Meadowedge Pond

Homeownership

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by Zachary Thomas

The third coat of Eastern Tent Moth Wing dried
as sundown beamed bright bronze boxes
onto the far living room wall
where wooden framed photographs of family, friends,
and purchased proof of this married project, this fixer upper, this      welcome home
in need of TLC will rest above the hearth’s flickered free flames forever warmed
by a single union, 1 life in Christ’s name, we pray
for cracked cocoons and velvet flight paths to abandoned forests of
good health, loud laughs, and fancy fulfilling feasts      right and just
for my floral crowned queen, beckoning me to join      her
for our first supper together under this roof.

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