Old Soul

by Jerry Ratch

She's an old soul who was 

scattered to the winds 

like a thousand butterflies 

and a moth 

She has no center 

and flits from event to event 

and can't miss out on 

a thing, because crikey, 

what if she missed something 


And the moth is a part of the soul 

that drifts into the auditorium 

during an orchestra concert 

and they have to go after her 

with a net during the intermission 

so that she doesn't cause another 

incident during the second half 

of the Bach Concerto in A Minor 

or B Minor either