painting by Eric Lacome
Bat out of Hell
“James wanted to streetlight me, so that the bats
would circle me like I was the center of the world.”
I never have been very fond of bats,
those hideous flying creatures of the night.
Then again I am a lover of cats,
especially if they don’t scratch or bite.
For me a bat is just a flying rat,
though a flock of them is a real sight.
They say Covid-19 was started by a bat.
No pandemic has been started by a cat.
Some bats are actual vampires
that vastly prefer human blood.
Sadly, not Big Pharma or church choirs,
not snake oil elixir or blessed magic mud,
Not holy healers or very large fires
can cure the deadly Corona crud.
It is frightening to review daily Stats,
hard to imagine when things will be alright.
Posted over at d'Verse Poets Pub