Cloves, cinnamon, lavender, and cedar
do nothing to repel the mighty clothes moth.
Able to question your housekeeping in a single bite!
Renders an $80 sweater completely unwearable!
Poison only makes it laugh as you walk around
in an $80 sweater that smells like poison!
What we’re really talking about here is
the clothes moth larva. In truth, we have no idea
what the adult clothes moth does, other than make
more larvae, by the hundreds, by the thousands,
to unravel your life, one garment at a time,
to render you naked and friendless,
to knit their own sweaters around themselves
with their own silk, and then to sleep, to develop,
to prepare for new mysteries of your destruction.