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Letters to the Bat


by Rebecca Lu Kiernan

I bring tiger lilies
To the grave of my beloved.
I bring the night
So inverted blue-black bats
Can watch from the goddess willows.
I bring an unexpected breeze
So the bluebells and wolfkiss orchids
And the dragon’s head violets in the field
Will shiver at their luck.

Copyright © 2011 by Rebecca Lu Kiernan

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