Treasure Island

Emmanuel George Cefai

(12th March 1955 / Victoria, Gozo)

Watching bats


Watching bats
Was my task today
In the red dusk
On the terrace
In the chill of
The roof
Under frown of the heavens.
I watched the bats
Smiling.
But they shrieked and
They screamed terribly
Disrespectful animal-birds!
Do you not
Respect a Poet-Seer who wills
To view and to think
But right through his brain
Send wave-currents
In shock and in speeds
That light has
That light breeds
And split the orgasm of thought
In to two
A duality that needed a single
Unity.

Submitted: Thursday, January 23, 2014
Edited: Thursday, January 23, 2014
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