Elias and the Moth

Hadiyah Huma

Hadiyah Huma

He would open the window to let out the moth dancing upon the pane, but he is trying to reconcile seemingly simplistic statements: the garden is opening and she cannot have children. This first statement is false for the garden is always open and this action, this state of existence, has neither a beginning nor ending. The second statement possesses more indescribable subtleties as to the specific workings and malfunctions of her body, and she will never answer his question; whether or not she simply will not have children. In either case, the soot- and ash-colored moth is still trying to work through the window. He cannot name the way  this makes him feel, he simply lights the red oil in the lamp.

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