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Moth to the flame

open street lamp

Grey clouds take over the sun, plunging the city into a premature night. Streetlights flutter on, like reluctant children being rudely awaken.

Hunched on a park bench, I watch moths surrendering to the flames, and flinch with each crackle and sizzle. If I stand on tip-toe, balancing on the back of the seat, I can Just. About. Reach. The lamp shutter, still ajar from earlier attempts to touch the light, taunts me to stretch a little higher.

Examining my black, singed fingertips, I wonder why I can’t feel any pain, only to conclude I have already slipped into darkness.

This week’s challenge is inspired by Slippin’ into Darkness,” by WAR

7 thoughts on “Moth to the flame Leave a comment

  1. Love that last line because it wraps up the theme and style of the song so well. Great 100. Ready to pick one for next Tuesday?

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