Monday, October 5, 2020

My Mind


 

My Mind

 

 

Night comes with dimming 

blue shades of dark.

The bats quietly begin 

swooping and darting 

between the honey locust trees.

In the night, my mind is hunting,

searching, listening. Bipolarity, 

maneuverability,

echolocating. 

The order Chiropetera means

‘hand-wings’ in Greek.

Part fingers part patagium-

the membranes stretched in flight.

Mania and depression simultaneously.

Hypomania. The pinky and pointer finger,

the claw, an appendage. 

Also web, arcing and diving. 

Unmoving, the hand-wings fold

into the body, like my mind at rest,

roosting,

hanging,

upside down.


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