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


J.P.D. Iuvaro said...

Loved it so much, powerful imagery. Great !

Lori Lipsky said...

I can see it. Feel it. Lovely writing.