Samih al-Qasim

(1939 / palestine)

Bats - Poem by Samih al-Qasim

Bats on my windows
suck in my words
Bats at the entrance to my house
behind newspaper , in corners
trail my footsteps ,
observing every movement of my head

From the back of the chair, bats watch me
They trail me in the streets
watching my eyes pause
on books, on young girls' legs . . .
they watch and watch

On my neighbor's balcony , bats,
and electronic gadgets hidden in the walls
Now bats are on the verge
of suicide
I am digging a road to daylight .


Comments about Bats by Samih al-Qasim

  • Silver Star - 3,824 Points Wahab Abdul (10/29/2013 10:19:00 AM)

    nice one, evil is like bats, very good metaphor you use.. like it... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013


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