Prose Header

Letters to the Bat

The Bat’s Shopping List

by Rebecca Lu Kiernan

  1. A firing squad to kill the empty hours.

  2. Fractured cup to catch my share of rain.

  3. Tektite amulet to protect me from her powers.

  4. Surgical tape to fix my broken wing.

  5. Lemon peel to erase the scent of her skin.

  6. Clove to dismantle the taste of her kiss.

  7. Willow bark to prosthesize her amputated limbs.

  8. White noise device to drown the laughter I miss.

  9. Time travel machine to prevent my offense.

  10. Proof of my existence.

Copyright © 2012 by Rebecca Lu Kiernan

Home Page