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Moth Wings/Glances



A moth with the appearance of eyes on its wings,

Feigning perception through methods far different than its own.

It could never begin to imagine what seeing out of those eyes might be like

or that it itself might even resemble the distinct face of another larger creature

which through disconnected chance it owes its longevity to.

Protected by feigned surveillance, all the whole seeing far less than it appears to.

Movement among branches and trees, like falling leaves, catches the eye

of a sparrow above, which sees and hesitates a thousand times,

Enough for passing resemblance to become a characteristic, honed and perfected.

An image of a gaze, both blind and watchful, dances freely among branches.



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