“Drawn” and “Eastern Bluebird”

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“Drawn” and “Eastern Bluebird”

by Rajiv Mohabir
Southern Cultures, Vol. 25, No. 1: Backward/Forward

“all of my bats exodus at once / into frenzy which is actually / an orchestrated dance / that draws them to what they want . . .”

At dusk small brown bats
fall from the eves of the porch
having made a home for brown
fur. A cloud of mosquitoes
rises from the lake. With erratic
wing strokes, bats sense their prey,
I can only see or understand
by what it is not, a small voice as guide.

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