Tuesday, April 30, 2013

How Bats Get Through the Day...


(...)


Under a flyover's concrete span,
fruit bats
     hang upside-down

clinging together
in shadow, old-world
creatures rehoming
in an urbanized jungle.

The fruit trees
have been replanted,
the forest reforested,
nature is reserved;

but the caves
are long-gone, made way
for highways
and high-speed trains.


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Victoria has written an awesome article on the subject on poetic voice on dVerse Meeting at the Bar.  "Your Voice - Let's Hear It." So lets.