Thank you so much for reading, and leaving such a lovely comment. This definitely is leading into a bigger piece / set of pieces, so I'm glad that's reasonably evident. Glad you enjoyed it, thanks again!
Thank you. A hamsa is a palm-shaped protection amulet common throughout the Middle East and some of Africa. It depicts an eye in the center of the palm. I semi-intended it to be a reference to these moths, which look like they have eyes on their wings.
I think that, read aloud, this does have a good rhythm. And, seeing as this is free-verse, there is no intentional rhyme nor syllable count. However, this project in its entirety will have different forms. Thank you for reading.