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The Cicada and the Firefly

a study of love and insects

Lovers sometimes take strange forms.

This is a story about a brilliant and creative man who weaved in and out of my life for nearly twenty years until his life ended unexpectedly and tragically. In early 2016, he was hit by a car while crossing the street.

He was a complex man who wrestled with great demons while having the ear of angels. Our love was similarly complicated, and spread across many years and dimensions.

These poems and prose are an intimate insight through the eyes of my heart into the soulmate relationship shared by me and the late Benjamin Johnson.

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About Bethany Christine Moore

Bethany Moore, born September 20, 1982, is a poet, witch, and activist who has published in various online journals and print magazines. She is also a singer and lyricist, and has recorded and performed with two bands, Dead Violets and Burntsystems. She produced an album with Burntsystems in 2013 called Witchrock.

In the early 2000s, she participated in spoken-word poetry circles in Washington, D.C., and works in multimedia and communications projects for important causes. Some of her work history includes recording audio with native speakers for the National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland, serving as campaign project manager at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, as well as communications management for National Cannabis Industry Association.

She has been writing poetry and practicing Paganism since before the age of twelve, and enjoys the study of healing, alchemy, and ritual work.

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