...But when the Man-Moth
pays his rare, although occasional, visits to the surface,the moon looks rather different to him. He emergesfrom an opening under the edge of one of the sidewalksand nervously begins to scale the faces of the buildings.He thinks the moon is a small hole at the top of the sky,proving the sky quite useless for protection.He trembles, but must investigate as high as he can climb.
Up the façades,his shadow dragging like a photographer’s cloth behind himhe climbs fearfully, thinking that this time he will manageto push his small head through that round clean openingand be forced through, as from a tube, in black scrolls on the light.(Man, standing below him, has no such illusions.)But what the Man-Moth fears most he must do, althoughhe fails, of course, and falls back scared but quite unhurt...
14 September 2012
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