As the Moon Lowers

 

as the moon lowers

its staircase of echoes

two bats spiral up

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #170 Michael Dylan Welch’s 1st roar of the midway, another great prompt from Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here’s the Kings of Leon –

As Bats Steal Out

 

as bats steal out

a barn’s threadbare timbers go spinning

rickety spells

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This poem was written in response to Carpe Diem Special #126, Sogi’s “Butterfly home”, another great prompt hosted by Chèvrefeuille at Carpe Diem Haiku Kai. All of the poems in the link-up can be read here. And, to finish, here is a song by The Byrds, which apparently mentions a bat, briefly…