the problem with temptation (20161113)

turning the flashlight
pointing up
into the tree
the white beam
punches me in the nose
suddenly i smell
the oils of the needles
feel the resinous pine
sap sticky on my fingers

a small green insect
dances into the light
caught in the beam
as if in amber
still except for the furious
motion of its cellophane wings

that’s the problem with
temptation i think
shining a light
where your eyes
aren’t accustomed to the
darkness
what you catch there
may be taught
to fly into a flame

——

for
as everything turns grey
writing prompts by J.R.Rogue and Kat Savage
8. The Problem With Temptation

2 thoughts on “the problem with temptation (20161113)

  1. Ah, the things we find when shining the light! Our POV also is one that can be tricky. Are we holding the light or is someone else pointing the torch into our direction? Superb.

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