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Night Of The Moth

Its fluttering wings as it flits round the lamp That glows in the street that is misty and damp Clack like a skeletal vampire in flight And cast evil shadows like bats in the night Tonight in the alleyways, flea ridden rats Reach an accord with the street dogs and cats To prowl with joint purpose this All Hallows’ eve And follow the scent of the breath people breathe But only when slicing the jugular vein Do they find the humans are manic again The rats lose their heads to a single quick bite And street dogs and feral cats whimper in fright And this night a full moon brings other surprises No creature is safe from what Satan devises The bat that thought moths could negate hunger pangs Was wrong because moths aren’t supposed to have fangs And so on the ground beneath that ailing lamp The moth flails its victims, it’s fangs red and damp And there, where they crash down, with thud after thud A fast growing pile of bats drained of blood The moth seeks a new lamp; a new hunting ground Those bloodless bats rise up and stumble around But somewhere a clock strikes a new midnight hour And demons give way to a more saintly power

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Date: 10/24/2022 2:16:00 PM
you sure know how to tell a story, terry! i enjoyed this one very much and liked the unexpectedness of moths with fangs...
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Terry Flood
Date: 10/24/2022 4:45:00 PM
Thanks, Ilene. My scary head seems to have grafted well this year. Glad you enjoyed. Fangs again. Terry
Date: 10/23/2022 9:36:00 PM
Moths around the street lamps at night. How do they survive colliding with each other and the lamp. Rats you can have them. Happy Halloween. Blessings friend
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Date: 10/24/2022 11:05:00 AM
Thanks, Eve. We’ve had a mini glut of hawk-moths in the UK this year, some of them seemed as big as bats. Happy Halloween to you too… (although I’m not quite done with it yet). Terry
Date: 10/23/2022 6:30:00 PM
Great plotline for 'Vampire of the Night,' an all-night program that runs in Chicago every night. The host reports on fresh shootings every time a new one hits the City Desk --- you know, about 3-4 times an hour or so. lol. Wear-Wolf
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Date: 10/24/2022 11:01:00 AM
I thought you’d come up with your own clothing brand, and Wear-Wolf was an instruction. ;-) Terry
Date: 10/23/2022 6:25:00 PM
Wow, is this ever blood-thirsty, Terry. Nothing worse I can think of than a "fast growing pile of bats drained of blood." Happy Halloween!
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Date: 10/24/2022 10:59:00 AM
Thanks, Milt. I felt a bit sorry for those unfortunate bats, so I decided to make them undead. It took a lot of googling to confirm that the ghouls and demons call it a day at midnight, but I got there in the end. Terry