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Cover by Cesar Santos

He jumped to earth from a helium balloon
suspended on the cusp of space

and missed.
He made a poem

with the twenty minutes of oxygen
he had left.

He remembered a teacher telling him: 
No Ideas But In Things.

He looked at the thing in front of him 
and pulled it to his chest.

It felt blue and green and quiet.
What idea, he wondered, is this?

Martin Kratz

  The Moth is a beautiful creature. David Mitchell

No other magazine like it. Billy Collins

A rare literary gem. Dermot Healy

The Moth is an amazing magazine. Donal Ryan


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