JD DeHart… Ragged Moth


Ragged Moth

While we move and shuffle,
the moth watches from the wall.
Mold comes bleeding through
in patches.
This is the last time we will see
this place and we know it,
the last time we will say these
words in this place.
Our surroundings echo back to
us and remind us to move slowly
so that we can remember this.
Like gorging too quickly, our
escape from this place will only
exist in our minds if we taste
and take our time.


JD DeHart is a writer and teacher. His chapbook, The Truth About Snails, is available from Red Dashboard and he blogs on jddehartwritings.blogspot.com.

Copyright © 2016 by JD DeHart







JD DeHart… Getting’s Good


Getting’s Good

the shade of green
drives them on, animals
chewing on some bit
of promise —
what will they do
with the stacks and piles,
the eventual refuse
and detritus?


J.D. DeHart teaches English to middle grades. He enjoys the process of writing and reading literature.

Copyright © 2015 by JD DeHart