Thursday, 29 November 2012

Gone for Winter by Cynthia Sidrane

Walking by the waterless
Flood control tunnel
This early evening in fall
There's no evidence of the
Mexican free-tailed bats
And their nightly mass-exit
Out the gaping concrete mouth
Into the traffic of insects
And the beetled hours
Except a vast emptiness
Heaving from their summer roost
Exhaling dank guano
Into the stillness of desert twilight.

Cynthia Sidrane, Arizona, USA


JP D. Iuvaro said...

Loved it so much, powerful imagery. Great !

Lori Lipsky said...

I can see it. Feel it. Lovely writing.