A BAT IN THE MIRROR By Abiodun Salako

Written by Bada Yusuf Amoo

There is this bat I see

with arms stretched bent

like a boomerang with holes

and flabby skin spread to

his coal plastered torso holding

crusts and shells full of lice

curling outside the universe;

His eyes are five fingernails

each to a zone, his fangs are

two, one erect to heaven, one

to earth; his throat though short is

soft as custard and he gapes twice

in each day saying, “remember realms,

remember realms, beyond time and tides,

beyond man and gods and shadows

are rainbows born silent.”

Abiodun Salako writes under the nom de guerre Neptunus. He is a wild addict, leprechaun, editor and art collector. He is also a practicing neo-hedonist, neo-pagan and a resident at Sea.

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Bada Yusuf Amoo