Two Poems
David James Miller

The Corn-Ear Worm Moth

The larva appears at the tip like a tongue. The anteater, known too for its tongue, is a member of the suborder Vermilingua -- stemming from the wormlike Vermicular & the tongue’s Lingua . There is also the slow glossolalia of the sloth: Folivora , eater of leaves. Then, the aye-aye -- a primate with an elongated middle finger, who drums its hunger on the holes it has made in trees -- at night, with its teeth. This dull thrumming is not unlike that made by rubbing your thumb & forefinger together beside your ear. It sounds like a moth.


Assembling in a swarm, usually at dusk -- this gathering known as ghost.