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From: Colorado Review
Volume 41, Number 1, Spring 2014
p. 135 | 10.1353/col.2014.0014

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The wind-blown rain-driven leaf plastered to the doorjamb
is a moth, wings spread wide, a leaf-like moth;
serrated edges of its silken grey-brown wings
dusted with cinnamon-colored markings
cause it to resemble a dead oak-leaf fallen on cement basement
visited by slugs and pillbugs, an occasional toad, come summer,
small moths drawn to the lighted doorway.
The bug stays for days perched on its doorpost
awaiting the return of warm spring weather,
braced against cold nights, fastened to cracked chalky white
like an arrowhead pointing our way.
Seasons change, dead things come alive again.

Rick Lyon  

Rick Lyon’s book of poems Bell 8 was published by boa Editions. His work has appeared in the Missouri Review, the Massachusetts Review, and the Nation. He’s a boat captain from Connecticut, originally, now living and working in Chicago.

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