A Moth to Flame

steered again towards
the flame,

moth halts
then turns to
fly away,

forest’s brightest pyres leave
a bone-deep char on
tips of wings,

and a hint of
nicotine infuses

drawn towards

but moth’s grown
bored of the


on search for hotter way
to feel twilight’s

moth carves out a space in
silence and curls
up in the

pardon the interruption. 😉

Grumpy Gorman


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Published by grumpygorman

I am a Social Worker by day and an artist/writer by night. I use the written word in an attempt to make sense of the secret worlds and dysfunctional dynamics that lurk beneath the facades of our daily interactions. I am not sure how my writing styles are characterized, nor am I overly concerned about it. I am immensely enthusiastic about music and often connect better with songs than I do people. I also have an intense appreciation for quality wines and whiskies, frequently consuming them in excess. I like things that smell good and struggle to manage the symptoms of a life-long relationship with depression. So, why "grumpygorman"? Spend some time here and find out...

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