A Bat

I tried to call you in.

I tried to give you safe harbour,

for I could no longer watch you

beating your wings against the wind.

Your flight was erratic,

as if you had been wounded.

Try as I might to catch you,

you disappeared from sight.

 

The day was bright

and I know you’re

a creature of the dark.

How did you and your world

get so far apart?

 

I called out to you

in every language I knew

and it seemed

for a moment,

you tried to fly to me,

before the wind took you away.

 

I never saw you again,

but I think of you

and hope that you’re okay,

because sometimes,

I feel like you.

 

A bat,

flying against the wind,

in the day time.

 

HG – 2016

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