the spirit left the moth

I remember the day when the spirit left the moth
they say that spirits reside in moths
I always thought our spirits went when we did
where they went
that’s the next step
and some spirits would linger

I remember the day when the spirit left the moth
throughout my life I had gone from one extreme to the next
tried to manifest what I desired
take control and you know
everything fell apart
I lost who I was

I remember the day when the spirit left the moth
so there I was
in the dark, rock bottom, the gloom
the whatever
and I saw a moth and
well, life came to my aide
lit the way
I gave myself up to the current

I remember the day when the spirit left the moth
they say the moths were good luck
life was back on track
as I prepared to move, packed and unpacked the boxes of my life
I found that the moth
had died.

I remember the day when the spirit left the moth
I suppose when a moth dies, it means the spirit could go on its way
Maybe the reason spirits linger in the first place
Is to help others through challenges they had experienced.
I may never know.
I do know that I laid that moth to rest
and smile when I see a moth.

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