Freaky Like That–Hour 16

The bugs would appear

on the basketball court when

the night lights came on at dusk

Bats arrived next

diving after the fat bugs

We tricked the blind-as-a-bat

bats by tossing pebbles

up toward the lights

A bat would swoop

snatch the pebble

then unfulfilled

drop it

on our heads

I marveled at their mouse-like squeaks

pitching radar high into the feast

No one knew what I was talking about

I could hear the high register of bats

and was surprised to learn others couldn’t

I’m freaky like that

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