Vespertilian Versimilitude

After posting my OctPoWriMo poem today, I happened upon #tshalloweenchallenge.

Since I missed Pumpkin and monster, here’s my pumpkin that has a parasitic monster (again):

It might already be a zombie vampire. Watch Out!
A colony of bats in the window by Maria L. Berg 2021

Today’s prompt Bats reminded me of a poem I wrote during NaPoWriMo 2018 called “Be Forewarned: Expect Vespertilian Behavior.” I really like the word vespertilian (adjective – of, relating to , or resembling a bat), so I thought I would try a sonic surrender poem around it.

The Darkest Night with the Most Stars

vespertilian magician whisper
when aeolian again
though never panglossian
portend an elysian end
before returning to your den

obsidian musician of the night
observing through your own echoes
in flight, repeated, reflected, frequencies
I pen this pleasure as I remember
lightlessness, sitting tranquilly

singing wild in the field to the stars
when you swooped and smacked,
whacked me in the forehead,
little confused, amusing fruit bat
you sit in my memory still.

Bats on the Brain by Maria L. Berg 2021

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