To A Moth

By Nalini Paul

Published in Skirlags (Red Squirrel Press, 2009).
According to folklore from various parts of the world, including Haida Gwai; when the body sleeps, the soul flies out as a moth. Whatever the moth alights upon, that is what the individual dreams.
Skirlags was shortlisted for the Callum Macdonald Award in 2010.

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