Disclaimer: This post is primarily to share my own poetry, but it does contain an affiliate link to a poetry collection by John Gallaher. If you choose to purchase Gallaher’s book, I will receive a commission at no cost to yourself.
‘What’s it like to be a bat?’ he asks.
And then, before I can respond, he moves on,
leaving me hanging;
hanging and thinking
about being a bat
about being me.
Me, echoing you; me being batty, as you, being batty, think about me
and wondering – asking me a question, without waiting for the rhythm of me, for the
beat of me, for my essence, to be batted
Copyright owned by Jay Cool, March 2019
Composed in response to John Gallaher, who asks ‘What is it like to be a bat?’ in his poem ‘My Life in Brutalist Architecture #1’.
Image of ‘Flying dog’ by Julia Schwab, courtesy of Pixabay.com.
If you are interested in reading other poems by my inspiration, John Gallaher, you might wish to take a look at the following collections.
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