Rebecca Lu Kiernan The 2River View, 5.3 (Spring 2001)

To the Bat Living in the Air Vent

Dear Bruce,
I have left you seven headless mice
in the refrigerator next to the lamb
and a silver starling in a cigar box
decorated with shell shaped macaroni
spray painted gold on the pie shelf
next to a jar of fireflies.
I miss you already.

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