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Here’s a poem by Rebecca Clark

Posted by admin on October 5th, 2007 filed in Uncategorized


I walk towards our house
after dusk has covered the yard
and through the open windows
I hear a sharp yelp from our daughter.
I look up to the stairwell window
where I see the silhouette of a bat
flashing across the walls.

Inside the house,
the sound of your laughter echoes
behind the living room door
as you try to lasso its beating wings
with a green and yellow afghan.

Its wild aerobatics finally subdued
and rolled up into an acrylic ball, you rush
out into the now-black night and like magic,
its fluttering wings dissolve
into stars.

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