when darkness falls..
the darkness comes
brings with it
spectral creatures of the night
creatures with orbs for eyes
orbs reminiscent
of the distant moon
glutinous globes
glowing in the lunar light

moths flap by
moths with luminous wings
and oversized feather boa antennae
flying haphazard through the blackness
toward the beckoning light
behind a well placed web

and see
a masked avenger
scavenges
rips his way
through human flotsam
scatters it far and wide
then scurries from view

vermin bearing bats
(nothing more than mice with wings)
membranes taut, then flexed
on their nightly crusade
searching, always listening
beware insects of the night
your silent wing beats
are heard by this tiny foe

creatures of the night
come forth
hold high your banners
be bold, be brave
be wary, be afraid
and always your vigil keep
and come the morning light
if you survive the night
head back to your holes
and sleep























Comments:
 
Jan   Jan wrote
on 8/19/2009 1:53:20 AM
great poem..i love the metaphors and the descriptions..vivid and strong..

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The idea for this came about after an early morning encounter with a raccoon and 3 of his, kits as they were attempting to violate my garbage cans! One of the young ones stayed as the others scuttled off, and we stood there, eyeball to masked eyeball for a few moments.
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