The Moth

The Moth

Isled in the midnight air,
Musked with the dark’s faint bloom,
Out into glooming and secret haunts
The flame cries, ‘Come!’

Lovely in dye and fan,
A-tremble in shimmering grace,
A moth from her winter swoon
Uplifts her face:

Stares from her glamorous eyes;
Wafts her on plumes like mist;
In ecstasy swirls and sways
To her strange tryst.

~Walter de la Mare [1873-1956] ~

It’s odd, but the first thing I thought when I pondered this post was, what kind of story do I have about a moth? Well, it just so happens, I don’t have much! But, what did come to mind is a library book I borrowed, from my public school library, no less! So, it goes back a few years. 🙂 That school isn’t standing anymore, but in my minds eye I see it just like I was there yesterday. I was perusing a bunch of small paperback books on a carousel one day, and one jumped out at me! The picture on the cover was a silhouette of a man/moth combination trying to rip off the top of a car. I have asked myself this question many times since, and you may be asking it too, why……why would a book like this be in a public school library? I wasn’t even considered a young adult yet!! From what I remember of the story, a man somehow ends up half moth…so he has arms, legs, and moth wings and every night he flies around preying on young people in cars! I can’t remember exactly what the young couple was up to in the car that he found, but the mothman finds them, and attempts to get them. They lock up everything and hope someone comes along, but the mothman keeps at it, even trying to pry the top of the car off. So here’s where it gets foggy, I have no idea how it ends! Sorry, I got you hooked on the thrilling story line and can’t tell you the ending! I was a pretty jumpy kid, so I can’t see it not scaring me, but I don’t know how badly it did. The one thing I DO know… that I never returned that book! They must have missed it, and they would have known who took it out last, but I know I never took it back! I kinda wish I still had it, but it met it’s demise many years ago in a house fire. I’ll probably never know the ending, and really it doesn’t matter, but what I do know, is that a mothman is something to be feared!

I have never worn a tattoo on my head before, but what I realized is that in real life that would be the ideal place for one! You shave your head, get the tattoo, and as long as you like it, you keep your head shaved. But, the day you decide it’s not ‘you’ anymore, you just grow your hair! Voila, tattoo gone. But, I digress, this is the ‘Moth Tattoo’ from Wild Roots, formerly known as Pimp My Sh!t, and it’s available now at the BODYFY EVENT. It comes with black and colour versions, can be worn with/without the tintable hairbase(I opted to add it), and comes with two ink tones. It’s compatible with the Catwa and Lelutka mesh heads, as well as anything that is Omega compatible! The BODYFY EVENT runs until December 24.

The ‘Tiffany Back Necklace’ is from Maxi Gosssamer Jewelry.

I know you can only see my back, but the skin on it is the ‘Raine’ skin in ‘miel’ tone from Avada, and pretty back skin it is! It’s also adorning the ‘Lilo’ bento head from Catwa and the ‘Lara’ mesh body from Maitreya.

I’m using a pose from the ‘Cyberpunk’ set of poses from .M I L A..

Author: Liz

Just a simple country girl living a Second Life.

3 thoughts on “The Moth”

  1. Starting before I was even a teen, I was in the local library, reading all sorts of adult books avidly, hidden behind school textbooks. They never found out, thinking I was a diligent homework boy, and I read some really fascinating, interesting and frankly naughty stuff! Never trust a nerd *laughs*


    1. I never did that, though a nerd is what I was! I read lots even back then, but I normally stuck with the young adult, which I have to admit to still reading now and then. The S.E. Hinton books are classics.

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